Professional Bio

Education
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. May, 2007
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. May, 2002
  • BA, Sociology, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. April, 1999

Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW): State of Colorado, 2007 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Gerontological Society, 2017 - Present
  • Gerontological Society of America, 2001 - Present

Research and Scholarship

Recent Presentations

Moore, E.L., Fulton, S.P., Mancuso, R.A., Amador, T.K., and Likarish, D.M. (2019). Collaborative Training and Response Communities - An Alternative to Traditional Cyber Defense Escalation. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2019.

Schwartz, C., Stagg, C., Amador, T.K., Scherer, S., and Mack, H. (2018). Measuring Impact of a Transformational Framework for Post-traditional Health Professions Service Learning Education. International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, July 2018.

Amador, T.K., & Schwartz, C. (2018). Pharmacy students and an Intergenerational Service-Learning Experience. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, May 2018.

Amador, T.K. Graduate Students and a Continuing Care Retirement Community: A Mutually Beneficial Endeavor, Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL. Poster presentation. November, 2015.

Amador, T.K. Consultancy as a form of service learning in an applied, geriatric focused capstone project. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting, February/March, 2014. 

Kruschke, C.A., Amador, T.K., Malhotra, J.V., & Steffen, T.M. Testing the care dependency scale in the long term care setting. Chronic Disease and Disability Section of the Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2013.

Amador, T.K. Graduate students and a continuing care retirement community: A Mutually Beneficial Endeavor. Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2013.


Awards and Recognition

Grants
  • Amador, T.K., Likarish, D., Jiang, K., Cisernos, R. (2017). Collaboration and Engagement in Cybersecurity Education Program. National Security Agency. $275,939.39.
  • Jiang, K., Likarish, D. Fulton, S., Mancuso, R., and Amador, T.K. (2017). Initiatives Focused on Expanding the Student Pool. National Security Agency. $254,071.92.
  • Likarish, D., Jiang, K., Mancuso, R., Amador, T.K., Yue, C. (2016). An Extensible Psychometric Curriculum Framework for Multi-Disciplinary Cyber Security Experts. National Security Agency. $160,000
  • Kruschke, C., Amador, T.K., Malhotra, J., Steffen, T. (2010). Testing a falls assessment tool in the long term care setting. Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Grant, Regis University, $2000.

Recognition and Awards

  • Regis University, March 2018, Regis University Digital Badge Committee Digital Badge, Finding God in All Things
  • Regis University, April 2014, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society Inductee
  • Regis University, 2013-2014, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Leadership Institute Alumni

Community Involvement and Service

Service to University

  • Registration Status Appeals Committee, Regis University, 2016 - Present
  • Institutional Review Board, Regis University, 2012 - 2015
  • Mentor, First Generation Mentoring Program, Regis University, 2012 - 2014
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Advisory Board Member, Regis University, 2011 - 2013
  • Women with a Cause Foundation/Regis University Liaison, Regis University, 2010 - Present
Service to College

  • Inter-professional Education (IPE) Faculty Facilitator, Regis University, March and April 2018
  • Academic Dean Search Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2017 – 2018
  • Leadership Development Committee, School of Nursing, Regis University, 2017 - Present
  • Global Health Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2016 - Present
  • Faculty and Staff Awards Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2015 – 2017
  • Ethics Faculty Search Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2014 - 2015
  • Academic Council, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2011 - 2014
  • Student Interviewer, School of Pharmacy, Regis University, March 2011
  • Assessment Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2009 - 2012
  • Gerontology Research Interest Team, Interprofessional Team Member, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2009 - 2012
  • Faculty Forum, Secretary, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2009 - 2010
  • Department of Health Care Ethics Search Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2009 - 2010
  • Interprofessional Education Committee, Secretary and Committee Member, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 
    , 2009 - Present
  • Service Learning Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions, Regis University, 2009 - Present
Service to Division

  • Director for 40+ Affiliate Faculty,Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration,   2014 - 2016
  • Lead Faculty for 10 Affiliate Faculty, , Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration, 2011 - 2013
  • Coordinator of Graduate Research Symposium, Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration, , 2010 - 2015
  • Academic Review Committee, Chair and Committee Member, Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration,  2009 - 2014
  • Student Advisor, Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration,  2009 - Present
  • Research Advisor, Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration,  2009 - 2015
  • Affiliate Faculty Advisor, Regis University. Division of Health Services Administration,  January 2009 - 2010

Service to Community

  • Board of Directors, Women with a Cause Foundation, Denver, Colorado, 2011 – 2017
  • Board of Directors, Seniors’ Resource Center, Denver, Colorado, 2011 - 2012
  • Coordinator for Dinners for Families, Ronald McDonald Houses, Denver and Aurora, Colorado, 2010 - 2011
  • Staffed Advanced Directives Educational Table, Mental Health Screener for Depression Screens, and Cognitive Abilities Screener for Memory Screens, 9Health Fairs, Denver and Aurora, Colorado, 2009 – 2011
  • Intake and Referrals for Health Fair for Homeless Individuals, Project Homeless Connect, Denver, Colorado, 2009 – 2012 and 2016 - 2017