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Sherry Warren

Sherry Warren

Assistant Professor

RH 320M

Sherry joined the UWGB faculty in the summer of 2019 and teaches in both the BSW and MSW programs. 

Sherry completed her dissertation in July 2020 form University of Kansas. She earned the distinction of honors on her dissertation which is entitled An Exploratory Study of International Social Work Education in U. S. Social Work Curricula. She has participated in international social work in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Croatia. 

One of Sherry's areas of expertise is spirituality in social work and she had the honor to study under Dr. Edward Canda, a foremost authority on the topic and founder of the Society for Spirituality in Social Work. She leads workshops and seminars on mindfulness practices, introduces them to students in the classroom, and has published on her work in this area.  She consults with congregations and faith communities on inclusivity, programming, community involvement, and faith formation. She is proudly a trainer and facilitator of the well-known human sexuality curriculm Our Whole Lives

In addition to these topic areas, Sherry is interested in social policy, having presented and published on methods of teaching social policy and making policy more accessible and applicable to social workers. She also holds a graduate certificate in the critical theory-focused discipline of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from KU. Her scholarly interests intersect to shine a light on decolonizing social work education and promoting contextually and culturally appropriate community interventions. 

Education
PhD, Social Work, University of Kansas, 2020
Graduate Certifcate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas, 2017
MSW, University of Kansas, 2005
BA in Latin American Area Studies, University of Kansas, 1992