NASW Member Sarah Gehlert Selected as Dean of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Originally published on January 14th, 2020 in USC News
By Eric Lindberg

Photo caSarah Gehlert will join USC in April.
(Photo/Courtesy of Sarah Gehlert)

Experienced researcher and university administrator Sarah Gehlert will lead the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as dean, university officials announced Tuesday.

Gehlert has served as dean of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina since 2017. She is known for her work on the connections between social and environmental factors and health, with a focus on vulnerable populations.

“Dean Gehlert has an impressive track record of building successful research and academic programs in this critical field of social work,” said USC President Carol L. Folt. “Her collaborative skills will be crucial to advancing the school’s vision of providing a rich learning experience, community engagement, multidisciplinary scientific research and advocacy. We are thrilled to have such a talented leader join the Trojan Family.”

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