Kristina Whiton-O’Brien

Assistant Director of Advising and Field Education for the Online Program


Ms. Whiton-O’Brien, MSW, LICSW, joined the School in 2010 as a Faculty Advisor for the SEMA Program. In 2012, she became the Assistant Director of Online Advising and Field Education overseeing advisor hiring, training and assignments, developing and placing students in internships and creating Field Education policies, procedures and materials for online MSW program.

She received her BSW from Providence College in 1991 and her MSW from Boston University in 1995. She has served as a Field Instructor for both macro and clinical students at various Schools of Social Work since 1998. Prior to her positions at BUSSW, her experience focused on the field of child welfare, specializing in adoption preparation, placement and support. She has worked in a group practice providing individual therapy for adults and at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and Children’s Friend & Service in Providence, RI in management and clinical positions. Most recently, Ms. Whiton-O’Brien was the Director of Continuing Education and Clinical Issues for the Massachusetts Chapter of NASW.