Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW

Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW

Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW

Assistant Professor


weller@kutztown.edu
Office: Old Main 330 Kutztown University
Phone: 484-646-4270
Fax: 610-683-4383

Additional Information

Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW

Widener University, Ph.D.; Temple University, MSW; State University College of NY-Oneonta, BA

Dr. Weller earned her Doctor of Education Degree with a concentration in Human Sexuality from Widener University, Chester, PA.  Dr. Weller also studied at Amsterdam University in the Netherlands, as well as at the International Multicultural Language School in Cuernavaca, Mexico. 

In addition to previously being an Adjunct Professor at Kutztown University, Dr. Weller also teaches part-time at Alvernia University’s Social Work / Sociology Department in Reading, PA where she serves on their Advisory Board. 

She has an extensive background in supporting individuals with intellectual disability as an administrator with over 18 years of experience.  She has spent the last 13 years as a therapist in private practice.  Dr. Weller is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Sexologists, Counselors, and Therapists.

Recent Scholarship, Publication and Presentations:

Weller, M. R. (2014). Self-Perception of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4 (1).

Weller, M. R. (2014, Summer). Providing Clinical Support to Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Article]. The Pennsylvania Social Worker. National Association of Social Workers – Pennsylvania.

Weller, M. R., Turner, G., & Meyers, L. (2014, July). Taboo and overlooked: sexuality and intellectual disability. National Association of Social Workers 2014 National Conference, Washington, DC.

Weller, M. R. (2014, June). How Consent Laws May Obstruct Sexual Rights for Adults with Disabilities. American Association of Sexologists, Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.

Weller, M. R., Turner, G., & Meyers, L. (2014, June). Sexuality and intellectual disability: A call for better research, therapy, and education. American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 13th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Weller, M. R. (2013, November). Self-Perception of Adults with Intellectual Disability. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Weller, M. R. (2013, October). Providing Clinical Support to Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. National Association of Social Workers, Willow Valley, PA.

Weller, M. R. (2013, October). Exploring Sexuality and Sexual Expression for People with Disabilities. National Association of Case Managers, Atlantic City, NJ.