About the Author

Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE is a tenured professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing. As a social worker teaching within a school of nursing, her scholarship is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Her scholarly work focuses on LGBTQ aging and end-of-life issues, and her clinical work has been with patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses in both hospital and hospice settings. 


Kim has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, an M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice (formerly named the School of Social Work), and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. She attained certification as a Certified Sexuality Educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Kim lives in Washington, D.C. with her wife Kathy, their teenage son Greyson, and their three dogs Dizzy, Zippy, and Mitzi.  In her free time, she volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Capitol Hill Scouts Troop 500, teaches First Day School (AKA Sunday School) at Friends Meeting of Washington, and runs Ink & Imp Press using old metal type and her 1894 Chandler & Price printing press.


© 2016 by Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CSE