Sanford White

Associate Professor

Sanford White

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

Bio

I was born 11-01-1948 in Anderson, SC; raised (Baptist) with three siblings in Hart County, GA; educated, public schools; five university degrees--- two undergraduate and three graduate; have LCSW license.

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  • (706) 729-2188
  • AH N223

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Work Florida State University, 2001

  • MSW, Social Work University of Louisville, 1974

  • MDI, Divinity/Ministry Southern Baptist Theological S, 1973

  • BA, Psychology, General University of Georgia, 1970

  • AA, Social Work Anderson College, 1969

Certifications

  • GA LCSW License # CSW000867 State of Georgia, 1988

  • ACSW National Association of Social Workers (NASW/ACSW), 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Caught in the Act of Teaching Nominee Augusta University: Faculty Development Teaching, 2015

  • Presenter for Outstanding Student Award in Social Work Augusta University Honors Recognition Program , 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SOWK 4701

    Field Placement I
  • SOWK 4601

    Integrated Seminar I
  • SOWK 1101

    Intro to Social Work Prac
  • SOCI 3375

    Soc of Death, Grief, & Caring
  • SOWK 3375

    Soc of Death, Grief, & Caring
  • SOWK 4702

    Field Placement II
  • SOWK 3401

    Generalist Practice/Groups
  • SOWK 4602

    Integrative Seminar II
  • SOWK 4950

    Selected Topics: Independent Study

Teaching Interests

I can teach across the Social Work curriculum, but most recently: Introduction to Social Work; Social Work Practice I; Social Work Group Practice; Social Work Field Education (Field Placement I & II and Seminar I & II); and an upper level, cross-listed elective (Summer, typically) Sociology of Death and Dying, Grieving and Caring.

Research Interests

Research interests include psychological trauma: assessment, treatment; grief and complicated grief and recovery; secondary traumatic stress; individual and group counseling; pastoral counseling; professional self-care; and professional ethics.

Department Service

  • Social Work Curriculum Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Faculty Search Committee 2014 - 2014

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • P. College Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Committee 2012 - 2015

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

University Service

  • Healthy Respect Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Augusta University Honors Program Committee 2008 - Present

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Healthy Respect Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta University Honors Program Committee 2008 - Present

    Role: Member
  • GRU (AU) Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Academic Policies Committee 2012 - 2015

    Role: Member
  • Augusta University Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee 2012 - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Search Committee 2014 - 2014

    Role: Chairperson