April 8, 2013
Amelia Seraphia Derr joins the Social
Work faculty effective September 1, 2013. Her scholarship, informed by more
than 10 years of practice with immigrant and refugee communities in the United
States and abroad, is dedicated to promoting immigrant wellbeing and reducing
Derr maintains a strong commitment to
community-engaged research that catalyzes the potential of social and health
services to meet the emerging needs of immigrants and refugees. Her forthcoming
book chapter on this issue, “Social Work Practice in the United States with
Immigrants and Refugees in a Post-9/11 Context: Bridging Micro and Macro
Practice for Social Change,” with B.A. Nagda, appears in Social
Work in a Global Context: Issues and Challenges (London: Routledge,
Derr will receive her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in
June. During her doctoral studies, she was a National Institute of Health
Clinical Translational Research Trainee, a National Institute of Mental Health
Prevention Research Trainee, and a Warren G. Magnuson Scholar at the Institute
for Biomedical Research and Health Professions.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.
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