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Sarah S. Andrews, MSSA, MA

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Senior Instructor

ABD, Case Western Reserve University
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
MA, The University of Akron
BA, Mount Union College
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH



Sarah S. Andrews, LISW-S,is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, Virtual Academic Center, at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She was recipient of the MSASS Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995 and 2003. She completed a fellowship with the Ethics Institute at the Center for Professional Ethics, CWRU, and a teaching fellowship with the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE). Andrews has clinical, teaching, and administrative experience in family planning and reproductive health; sexuality education curriculum development; AIDS-related support; spirituality group work; child welfare; home health care with the elderly; grief and loss; crisis intervention; and short term counseling.
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“Sarah Andrews’ class added a depth to my therapeutic skills that I will be forever grateful for. Her sensitivity and meticulous expectation for working with hurting, bereaved people were amazing. Sarah change my life. I now know that I am a better social worker than I was before and will continue to aspire to be for the best of my clients and profession.” – Rosa Nance, MSSA 2014

Course List

  • SSBT 440 Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • SSWM 400 Social Work Methods
  • SSBT 520 Family System Theories
  • SSWM 518 Death and Dying
  • SSBT 555 Women’s Issues

Affiliations and Activities

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
  • Myositis Association of America (MAA)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • Northeast Ohio Bereavement Council (NOBC)

Scholarly Interests

  • Loss and bereavement
  • Women’s issues in social work practice
  • Family systems

Why I Chose This Profession

My choice of the social work profession is a result of my personal belief put into practice. I was raised with a faith perspective that focused on social justice issues. Later, activist involvement for civil rights and women’s rights sharpened my understanding of and commitment to the multiple issues of social justice that challenge us in practice today.

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