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Michele Scordato - MSW, PhD

Michele Scordato

Assistant Professor of Clinical Social Work
Department of Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 478.757-2668

  • Macon - Education - TEB 310
    Phone: 478-757-2544
    Fax: 478-471-2501
Office Hours: Mondays – 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesdays - 1 - 3 pm
Thursdays - 1 - 3 pm

Biography: I have had a career in the field of social work over the span of about 20 years, working with children and families in multiple settings, including the mental health field, case management, and employee assistance. Throughout this time, I have conducted various social work tasks, mostly in the areas of child welfare, mental health, and clinical activities.

I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at California State University, Long Beach in 2002 and my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Social Work at the University of South Florida in 2013. I am passionate about the importance of social work in society.
Courses: Current courses taught:
PBSV 3001 Social Context of Public Service Agencies
PBSV 4996 Advanced Internship in Public Service
SOCW 2215 Introduction to Social Work
PBSV 3020 Research Methods
CRJU/SOCW 4220 Family Violence and Abuse
Education: Ph.D., Social Work - University of South Florida, Tampa
M.S.W. - California State University, Long Beach
B.S., Human Services - California State University, Fullerton
Professional Experience: Research interests include the study of the impact of family violence on victims and survivors of violence. Research focuses on increasing awareness of the implications of family violence on diverse and oppressed populations. Other research interests include exacerbation of mental health issues in victims of violence, sexual assault, campus sexual assault, and the increase of awareness of the importance of social work for underserved populations.
Organizations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Publications: Scordato, M. M. (2016). ‘Cultural Relativism.’ In Michael Gibbons, Contemporary social issues: Sociology through case studies. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt

Scordato, M. M. (2013). Use of services by female survivors of intimate partner violence: In their own words (Doctoral dissertation, University of South
Florida, Tampa, Florida). Retrieved from Scholar Commons database. (3604177)

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