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Sarah Van Zoeren

Assistant Professor

343 Marshall




  • PhD, Wayne State University
  • MSW, Loyola University Chicago
  • BA, Hope College

Professional Summary

Sarah VanZoeren’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.

Representative Courses Taught

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

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

VanZoeren, S. A. (2013, May). [Review of the book The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools by J. Klein].  Affilia, 28(2), 217-218.

Madill, L., Sherman, M., & VanZoeren, S. (2013, April).  Surviving and Thriving in a Host Setting.  Presentation at the annual conference of the Michigan National Association of Social Workers, Lansing, MI.   

Additional Information

Certifications and Memberships:

Certified Social Worker (LMSW, Clinical & Macro)

National Association of Social Workers

Michigan Association of School Social Workers

Contact Us: School of Social Work | 317 Everett L. Marshall Building | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Tel.: 734.487.0393 | Fax: 734.487.6832

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