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Welcome Sylvester Amara Lamin

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 and he is Faculty Field Liaison which gives him the opportunity to work social workers in the city of St Cloud and its environs.

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