James Madison University
PHOTO: Mary Kiernan-Stern

Mary Kiernan-Stern

Assistant Professor

  • Office: HHS 2139
  • Phone: 540-568-6990
  • Email: kiernama@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Social Work Department
    James Madison University - MSC 4303
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • M.S.W. with a concentration in Community Organization and a specialization in Employee Assistance Programs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.A. with a major in Sociology and Afro-American Studies, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY


  • Assistant Professor, JMU Social Work Department
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Supervisor, Virginia
  • Specialization in medical and mental health issues and Solution Focused Interventions with children, teens and adults
  • Faculty Instructor and Director of M.S.W. Field Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Professional Interests and Affiliations

  • PFLAG Blue Ridge
  • Mental Health Augusta
  • Clinical and Career Consultation Network, Staunton, VA