Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - English, Sara

Name:  Sara English 
Title:  Assistant Professor of Social Work; Director of the Gerontology program
Education:  Ph.D., Social Work, University of South Carolina 
M.S.W., Winthrop University 
B.A., Behavioral Science, Columbia College 
Office:  121 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-3109 
Area(s):  Gerontology


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Sara English is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and the faculty advisor for the Gerontology Minor Program at Winthrop University. She is a Certified Gerontology Professional (CPG) and AGE-SW fellow, and has presented her research at local, national, and international venues, including at the University of Bath, the University of Iceland, and in South Africa. She serves as the NASW-SC representative to the Alzheimer’s Advisory Board for the SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and was recognized by the NASW-SC as the Social Work Educator of the Year for 2022. Dr. English studies the power of non-familial relationships among staff and residents of institutional settings and is examining younger residents living in Long-Term Care. She is passionate about qualitative research and the depth of understanding it offers to global studies of persons who live in the margins of society.

Last updated by conwaym 02/03/2023

Last Updated: 2/3/23