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Brent A. Satterly PhD, MSS, LCSW, CSE, CST

BSW Program Director

  • PhD Human Sexuality Education 2004

    University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • MSS Social Work 1995

    Bryn Mawr College (PA)

  • SW 409 Social Work Capstone I

  • SW 671 Human Sexuality for Social Workers

  • SW 958 The Art and Science of Social Work Education

I currently have three primary areas of ongoing research for publication and scholarship. These include: (1) sexual minority professional identity and development; (2) social work and human sexuality pedagogies; and (3) social work and human sexuality textbook efficacy.   

As an offshoot from my dissertation, the professional development of sexual minorities in the field of social work continues to interest me greatly. My dissertation raised numerous questions about the role of oppression, social identity, and organizational culture as well as how these factors, among others, influence sexual minorities pursuing graduate level education and beyond. As a result, I continue to explore identity management within the context of applications to therapists and educators.   

In light of my approach to pedagogy as an experiential educator, my respective fields of social work and human sexuality, and the institutional support of experiential learning in Widener University’s Strategic Plan. I am also passionate about studying the art and science of teaching.   
Finally, I have recently co-authored a textbook book on sexuality and social work to be employed within the context of both social work and human sexuality classrooms. Analyzing the efficacy of the text will be a focus for some years ahead.

Selected Awards

  • The Schiller Prize, AASECT

  • The Clarence R. Moll Professor of the Year Award, Widener University

  • Phi Alpha, Widener University, Honorary Inductee

Selected Publications

  • Ingersoll, T. S., & Satterly, B. A. (2016). Sexuality concepts for social workers. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

  • Satterly, B.A. (2007). The alternative lenses of assessment: Educating social workers about psychopathology. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27(3/4), 241257.

  • Satterly, B.A. (2007). The intention and reflection model of self-disclosure: Social work education for gay male student identity management. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(2), 187204.

Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD); Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)