College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Savvas Georgiades was born and raised in Cyprus and has lived also in Greece, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and the USA. He currently lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. degree in Social Welfare from Florida International University. Dr. Georgiades has held academic appointments in Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Cyprus. He has practice experience in child abuse/neglect investigations, foster care, adoption, juvenile delinquency, school social work, welfare to work programs, disabilities, family/individual counseling, and social service agency consultancy. He has published in a diversity of fields including: child welfare, domestic violence, aging, mental health, immigration, refugee issues, homelessness, unemployment, intercommunal conflict resolution, clinical intervention, program evaluation, and spirituality. Dr. Georgiades’ latest research projects concern a needs assessment study with a Native American Community, a study on soldier abuse in the military, and a cross-country comparison on social attitudes towards aging and social service provision. At his free time, Dr. Georgiades enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and animals. Some of his hobbies include: writing music, dancing, basketball, tennis, and soccer. He also loves hiking, canoeing, and volunteers his services to local social service organizations. He considers Faith central to his life and likes to attend Church on Sundays whenever he can.