Dr. Stacy Kratz
Dr. Stacy Kratz
Sport social worker and interprofessional partner focusing on everything from sport advocacy, direct practice, and policy change to the spread of innovative ideas. As an author, professor, and sport for social development and peace leader, Stacy builds effective inspired teams to serve as catalysts for change.
Bent on escalating the capacity of global sport for development and peace through innovation, STACY KRATZ, PhD, LCSW, is a member of the Executive Board of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports.
As Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, not only is she faculty lead for the Sport Social Work Task Force, she teaches across the curriculum, co-leading the policy-sequence coursework. Dr. Kratz has been honored with multiple awards, including the university’s Jane Addams Faculty Award. She is a change agent and engages in extensive committee work for her community and the school, including the Curriculum Development Committee, and the Department of Social Change and Innovation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team Co-Lead. Her most recent publication is a co-authored chapter on the evolution of social work education.
Dr. Kratz has presented globally on sport for development, peace, and social justice, most recently in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Association of Schools of Social Work and Social Welfare in South Africa. Expanding on this work, Dr. Kratz designed and co-led the first-ever USC Global Immersion to South Africa that addressed social change and innovation in the South African context. She is excited to continue her work in South Africa to harness the power of the sport platform to create stronger communities for all.
Themes that run throughout Dr. Kratz’s sport for social development practice are the way ideas spread, the promotion of steel-like leadership, and most of all, how to change everything. She enthusiastically welcomes opportunities to collaborate, and loves to connect on Twitter (@socialworkpulse) and LinkedIn, and through email: email@example.com