Robin Saunders

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Robin Saunders, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is a contributing faculty member in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work. Dr. Saunders previously taught Social Work Practice in Children and Family Services and Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents at Walden. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional, hybrid, and online formats. Her primary line of research centers around families and children affected by trauma, including child abuse and neglect. She examines multilevel factors that contribute to various outcomes for children, youth, and families (i.e., juvenile crime, homelessness, substance use disorders, etc.). Dr. Saunders has presented her work at local, national, and international social work and child welfare conferences. She has published her work in leading child welfare journals including Children and Youth Services Review and Child Welfare.

Courses Taught

SOCW 6101 - Essential Skills

SOCW 6446 - Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents

SOCW 6215C - Advanced SW Practice- Children & Family Services


PhD, University at Buffalo

MSW, University at Buffalo

BA, State University of New York at Fredonia