Faculty Profile

Sarah Oliphant

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Social Work
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, The Catholic University of America, 2015.
Major: Social Work
Dissertation Title: The Impact of Social Networks on the Immigration Experience of Ethiopian Women
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001.
Major: Social Work
Degree Specialization: Social and Economic Development
BS, Brigham Young University, 1999.
Major: Social Work

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SOWK 5333.001, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.002, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.891, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.892, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5243.001, Social Work Human Diversity and Multicultural Practice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5243.002, Social Work Human Diversity and Multicultural Practice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5243.891, Social Work Human Diversity and Multicultural Practice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5243.892, Social Work Human Diversity and Multicultural Practice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 1450.900, Introduction to Social Work, Summer 8W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5333.001, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 5333.002, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 5333.891, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 5333.892, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2020 Syllabus
SOWK 5303.001, Social Work History and Social Welfare Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5303.891, Social Work History and Social Welfare Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5113.001, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Spring 2019 SPOT
SOWK 5113.891, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II, Spring 2019 SPOT
SOWK 5333.001, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2019 SPOT
SOWK 5333.891, Social Work Advanced Policy Analysis, Spring 2019 SPOT
SOWK 5103.001, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I, Fall 2018 SPOT
SOWK 5103.891, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I, Fall 2018 SPOT
SOWK 5413.001, Social Work Program and Practice Evaluation, Fall 2018 SPOT
SOWK 5413.891, Social Work Program and Practice Evaluation, Fall 2018 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Oliphant, S. (2020). "This is the place I need to stay": Church communities in the lives of Ethiopian immigrant women in Washington, DC. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought. Taylor & Francis Online.
Oliphant, S., Donaldson, L. P. (2019). A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Understanding HIV/AIDS in the Ethiopian Community. Social Work in Public Health. 34(7), 557-569. Taylor & Francis.
Oliphant, S., Bennett, S. (2019). Using reflexivity journaling to lessen the emic–etic divide in a qualitative study of Ethiopian immigrant women. Qualitative Social Work. Sage Journals. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1473325019836723
Oliphant, S., Ritchie, D., Origanti, F. (2019). Teaching social work in a global context: Models of international social work learning experiences. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 39(1), 23-41. Taylor and Francis Online. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wtsw20/current
Zajicek-Farber, M. L., Hodges-Wu, J., Oliphant, S. (2018). The Interrater Reliability of the Survivors of Torture Psychosocial Wellbeing Index: An Assessment Matrix Instrument. Journal of Social Service Research. 45(2), 294-308. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01488376.2018.1480555
Oliphant, S. (2017). Solar cookers as a global poverty alleviation strategy. Journal of Global Awareness.
Oliphant, S. (2017). Voices of Ethiopian Women. International Social Work. Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/home/isw
Oliphant, S. (2016). International faith based organizations: An organizational analysis of Latter-Day Saint Charities. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought. Taylor and Francis.
Other
Oliphant, S., Donaldson, L. P., Farber, M. (2018). Understanding Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitudes Related to HIV/AIDS Among Ethiopian Immigrants in the Washington, DC Area.
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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