Sarah Van Zoeren

A photo of Sarah  Van Zoeren

MSW Program Director, Associate Professor

Social Work

343 Marshall


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  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • MSW, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Hope College


Sarah Van Zoeren’s research and practice interests are informed by 20 years of direct social work practice with children and families. She has a broad range of experiences working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Her research interests focus on school social work practice, including the expanding role of school social workers and the integration of micro, mezzo and macro levels of practice. In addition, she is interested in studying factors which impact educational outcomes and the broader educational experiences of students and families.


  • VanZoeren, S. A. (May, 2013). [Review of the book The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools by J. Klein]. Affilia, 28(2), 217218.
  • Madill, L., Sherman, M., and VanZoeren, S. (April, 2013). Surviving and Thriving in a Host Setting. Presentation at the annual conference of the Michigan National Association of Social Workers, Lansing, MI.   


  • SWRK 317/318 Interpersonal Foundations of Social Work Practice
  • SWRK 505 Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals


Certifications and Memberships

  • Certified Social Worker (LMSW, Clinical and Macro)
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Michigan Association of School Social Workers