Sylvester Amara Lamin Ph.D., MSW, MSoc.Sc.
Name: Sylvester Amara Lamin
Title: Assistant Professor
Brief Bio: A graduate from The Ohio State University College of Social Work, in Columbus Ohio, where he earned his Ph.D., MSW and a Certificate in AIDS Education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours and a Master of Social Sciences with Honours from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Sylvester has social work practice experience in community mental health, mental health recovery services and child welfare issues. His research interests focus on international social work and international social work education. Lamin’s dissertation topic is titled “International social work: A situational analysis of accredited CSWE institutions in mid-western USA”
Dr. Lamin has written two books: The Coconut Bond and Women and Development in Sierra Leone, published by Publish America Press in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He is currently working on his third book, An Introduction to International Social Work.
Dr. Lamin joined the Department of Social Work in the School of Health and Human Services in August 2012 and he teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses and he is Faculty Field Liaison which gives him the opportunity to work with social workers in the city of St. Cloud and its environs.
Degrees and Certification
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
MSW: The Ohio State University
Cert. AIDS Ed: The Ohio State University
MSoc.Sc: The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
BSoc.Sc (Hons.): The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Postgrad. Dip. Ed.: Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
B.A. Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Social Welfare Policy
Generalist Social Work Practice
Advanced Policy Practice
Areas of Expertise
International Social Work Education
International Social Work Practice
Qualitative Research Internationalizing the Social Work Curriculum
International Social Work and Social Development
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Women, State and Public Policy
Child Welfare in an International Context
Book manuscript: An introduction to international social work.
Article: Teaching doctoral social work and collaborations amongst heads of doctoral programs
Article: Providing international social work education at CSWE accredited programs in Mid-Western USA.
Article: Unmasking the hidden identity of elderly African immigrants behind the African-American identity mask in the United States”
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