Dean: René Drumm
Associate Dean and MSW Program Director: Sharon Pittman
MSW Associate Program Director: Samson Chama
MSW Field Director: Stanley Stevenson
Faculty: Evie Nogales Baker, Samson Chama, René Drumm, Sharon Pittman, Cornel Rusu, Stanley Stevenson
Southern Adventist University maintains compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges of the (SACS-COC) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) policies through the appropriate and timely reporting on areas of substantive change. A complete program prospectus has been submitted to SACS for degree approval for Fall 2010. An application has been submitted to CSWE and the pre-candidacy steps are in place for the Fall 2010 visit. At the time of publication of this Catalog the Master of Social Work is pending approval of both of these organizations. However, with the excellent BSW program already in place on campus and the full university accreditation status with SACS, the program is expected to be in full operation for the Fall Semester 2010.
The mission of Southern Adventist University’s School of Social Work is to advance inclusive and innovative education that impacts our world today and for eternity.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program aims to prepare practitioners in a Christian learning environment for excellence and leadership across systems, and in advanced autonomous social work practice.
The School of Social Work offers a Master of Social Work degree with the following emphases:
- Child and Family Advocacy and Treatment
- International Social Work
- Marital Therapy and Stability
- Older Adult Enrichment
- Trauma and Emergency Response