2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Emeriti Nelson Henning , Senior Professor Emeritus of Social Work. Education: B.S.W., Southern Illinois University, 1976; M.S.W., University of Illinois, 1977; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1986. At Cedarville since 1994. Social Work The social work major prepares students for future ministries/ careers in professional social work, professional church and church-related specializations, and informal assistance. The wide range of opportunities within the social work field provides graduates with numerous ways of investing in the lives of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The social work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. Social work graduates are eligible for licensure and for advanced standing in graduate schools of social work. Advanced standing allows students to earn a Master of Social Work degree in a little over one year. Goals The goal of the social work program is to prepare future professional social workers who are competent in the areas of: 1. Serving diverse people, groups, and communities by treating all with dignity and respect, valuing all relationships. 2. Addressing conditions that limit human rights, promoting social, economic and environmental justice worldwide, and working toward the elimination of poverty with the underpinning component of enhancing the quality of life for all people. 3. Practicing with competence and integrity using scientific inquiry and evidence-based interventions. 4. Applying the person and the environment construct to practice, understanding the impact poverty can have on social functioning. 5. Ethically integrating faith and social work practice. Faculty Michael E. Sherr , Chair; Professor of Social Work. Education: B.S.W., University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1997; M.S.W., University of South Carolina, 1998; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2003. At Cedarville since 2018. Melissa Brown , Assistant Professor of Social Work. Education : B.S., Cedarville University, 2008; M.S.W., The Ohio State University, 2014. Licensed Independent Social Worker. At Cedarville since 2014. George Huff , Senior Professor of Social Work; Field Director. Education: B.A., Ashland University, 1973; M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1977. Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervisor. At Cedarville since 2000. Pamela Bailey , Assistant Professor of Social Work. Education: B.S., Cedarville University, 2001; M.S.W., The Ohio State University, 2004. Licensed Independent Social Worker. At Cedarville since 2021. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 219 Department of Social Work Faculty