Sarah Reddick

Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology

Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Michigan
Academy of Certified Social Workers
M.S.W., University of Hawaii
B.A., Southwest Missouri State University

School: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Office: Muirhead 112
Phone: (248) 218.2111
Email: sreddick@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare and Public Policy
  • Social Work Field Practicum
  • Psychology Field Practicum

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), State of Michigan
  • Rochester College Faculty Member of the Year, 1996

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology at Rochester College (1993-present)
  • School Social Worker at the Hutchinson-Armstrong-Carson Country Educational Cooperative, Texas (1988-1993)
  • Volunteer Psychotherapist at Christian Counseling Center , Houston (1975-1988)
  • Licensed Case Work in Foster Care and Adoption at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, Honolulu (1967-1970)

 

PERSONAL:

I was dragged, almost literally, to Michigan from Texas 20 years ago by my husband, Dr. Joe Reddick, who thought we could contribute to Christian education.  I had all the credentials needed to be a college professor of social work and sociology, but I had not opened a textbook in 26 years and had taught only kindergarteners and women in Bible classes.  Also, college students were young adults, and my own children were not my favorite creatures at that age.
I cried literal tears as I prepared lecture notes.  I told school administrators that I would teach two semesters and then I would be out of there.  Twenty-two years later, I am the oldest employee of the college.  There is one reason I look forward to the beginning of each new semester:  the young adults who are the majority of the college’s students.  It is a precious privilege to be part of their educational, professional, and spiritual development.
My initial fear that my students were being cheated educationally by taking my classes was relieved in 1996 when I received the Faculty Member of the Year award.  It does appear that my husband and the Lord knew what was best for my life.  And, I thank them both.