Linda Samuel

Linda Samuel

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Social Work, Graduate Studies
Discipline: Social Work
Office: Social Sciences Building Rm. 242
Phone: 912.358.3244
Fax: 912.358.3745


ILinda F. Samuel, PhD, LMSW, MSW Dr. Linda F. Samuel is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and a licensed social worker (South Carolina) with over 20 years of professional experience prior to obtaining her PhD in Social Work (Clark Atlanta University, 2007). Dr. Samuel also holds a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina (1990), Graduate Certificate-Gerontology from the University of Georgia (2007), and a Bachelor in Social Welfare from Social Carolina State University (1983). Her research interest include minority health disparities, breast cancer intervention, spirituality and aging. Dr. Samuel’s social work professional experience includes work in the criminal justice system, child welfare system, alcohol/drug treatment system, public health network, and healthcare system. Additionally, she actively holds professional and personal expertise in the following areas: Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups; Gerontology Curriculum Development, Social Work Administration; Minority Health Disparities Advocacy; Caregiver Support Groups; Rural Health Education, Religion/Spirituality Research; and Women Ministries Networks.

Research Interests

Aging Spirituality Breast Cancer Prevention End-of-Life Issues


Graduate Certificate, Gerontology - University of Georgia
PhD, Social Work - Clark Atlanta University
MSW, Social Work - University of South Carolina
BSW, Social Welfare - South Carolina State University

Awards & Honors

Name: The Institute on Aging and Social Work-Cohort 8
Organization: National Institute of Health
Date: 7/1/2011
The program provides advanced training in aging research to Social Work Faculty. Participants develop knowledge and skills in research methodology and have the opportunity for extended contact with distinguished visiting professors and National Institute on Aging (NIA) staff. In addition, they work with colleagues from other institutions to develop a research proposal and submit it to NIA/NIH and other agencies. Participants are challenged to emphasize methodological issues in their own courses and to provide research experience to their students.


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