College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Linda F. Samuel is a Contributing Faculty (Social Work) and 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 includes minority health disparities, breast cancer intervention, spirituality and aging. She is a native of Dillon, South Carolina but she currently resides in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
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 Resources Networks.