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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 Lyman, Susan   Name:  Sue Lyman 
Title:  Associate Professor of Social Work, Graduate Program Director 
B.A., with Honors, Dalhousie University
M.S.W., Dalhousie University
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Office:  126 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2648 
Substance abuse and long term care
Sue Lyman is currently an associate professor and director of the Masters in Social Work Program at Winthrop University. Dr. Lyman earned an Honors degree in Psychology and an MSW from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and a PhD from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop in 1998, Dr. Lyman served on the graduate faculty at the State University of New York at Albany for 9 years. She has extensive practice experience in both Canada and the United States working with at-risk youth and families in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and foster care. She has recently lived and worked in China and had the opportunity to study the development of their new social security system and its implications for their rapidly growing aging population. She is currently the primary investigator for a four year Paid Family Caregiver Project that is funded by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Long Term Care through the Center for Social Welfare Research and Assessment.