The Catholic University of America

Sarah Moore Oliphant, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
Director of International Program Associates (IPA)
Faculty Associate, Research Center for the Promotion of Health and Mental Health Well-Being


Phone:  202-319-5792

Biographical Information:

Dr. Oliphant’s experience includes work in urban communities including St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, DC; in rural Utah through a Department of Justice Rural Domestic Violence federal grant, and in international communities in Central and South America and the Philippines. She has experience in domestic violence & sexual assault services, program evaluation, grant writing, and international social development. She has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought.

Dr. Oliphant joined NCSSS after teaching at George Mason University, Radford University, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University.  She holds a MSW (with a concentration in social and economic development) from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Social Work from the Catholic University of America.

Dr. Oliphant is serving as the President Elect for the Global Awareness Society International, an interdisciplinary global organization promoting peace and global understanding.  She also is the Director of NCSSS' International Program Associates, which offers social work students opportunities to serve internationally in Nicaragua and the Philippines during the summer.  Dr. Oliphant's research focuses on international social work issues, particularly Ethiopian immigrant women.