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Part-Time MSW Program now Extended Time MSW Program

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Combining science and consideration: UGA researchers work to build empathy into engineering program
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UGA receives $1.3 million to improve behavioral health care for at-risk youth, their families
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Familiar and fresh faces in new roles at the School of Social Work

Shari Miller receives Richard B. Russell Award for Teaching Excellence
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CSWE 2012 Innovative Teaching Award
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Learning in Service
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Growing social workers: Prof's garden project to teach students, community


Shari Miller

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279 Williams Street
Room 150
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30605-1749
Phone: (706) 542-2328

Teaching Specialties
Social work practice with individuals, families, and groups
Human behavior theory
Social work history

Research Interests
Social work education
Professional socialization
Social Work culture and workforce
Ethical decision-making
Ecological issues

















Shari Miller

Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore
MSW, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
B.A., Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton

Shari Miller joined the University of Georgia School of Social Work as an assistant professor in 2008. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2008, Miller practiced as a social worker in New York City in a variety of settings, with a primary focus on the delivery of individual, family, and group mental health services to a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults. Miller teaches courses in both the BSW and MSW programs with a particular focus on theory, social work practice, and introduction to social work and social welfare history. Miller's research interests include the professional socialization of social workers, social work education, field education and supervisor training, the culture of the profession, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and ecological issues.

Selected Publications

J. Walther, SE Miller, & Sochacka, NW (2017). A model of empathy in engineering as a core skill, practice orientation, and professional way of being. Journal of Engineering Education.

West, A., Miller, S. E., & Leitch, J. (2017). Professional socialization and attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration among graduate social work students. Advances in Social Work.

Miller, S. E., Hayward, R. A., & Izlar, J. (2016). The Place for a Global and Holistic Environment: International Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Education in the 21st Century. In I. Taylor, M. Bogo, M. Lefevre, & B. Teater (Eds.). The Routledge international handbook of social work education.

Kaiser, M., Himmelheber, S., Miller, S. E., Hayward, R.A. (2015). Cultivators of change: Food justice in social work education [Special issue: Environmental justice, green social work or eco justice]. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34(5), 544-557. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1063599

Elkins, J., Miller, S. E., Briggs, H., & Skinner, S. (2015). Teaching with Tupac: Building a solid grounding in theory across the social work education continuum. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 35(5), 493-512. doi: 10.1080/08841233.2015.1085484

Briggs, H. E., Miller, S. E., & Campbell, R. D. (2014). Introduction: Disparity inducing social determinants of behavioral health: Future directions through best practices in mental health [Special issue on social determinants of behavioral health]. Best Practices in Mental Health, 10(2), XI-XVII.