Laura Sadtler

Aisha Hall, MSW

SWCS Director and Clinical Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Medical and Clinical Social Work

Courses Taught

Social Work Practice I, II, & III, Senior Seminar and Field Practicum, Introduction to Social Sciences, Studies in Racial, Cultural and Ethnicity, Substance Abuse, Community Mental Health


In 2013, I joined the Center for Social Work Education as the Director of SWCS/Assistant Professor at Widener University. My background is in medical and clinical social work. I have worked at various agencies and with numerous clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties.

In 2005, I became a Field Supervisor, which began my journey in working with social work student interns. It was a rewarding experience, which lead me to Valley Forge Christian College in 2010, where I became the Field Placement Director/Assistant Professor. During my time at Valley Forge Christian College, I gained a wealth of knowledge regarding field placements, field supervision, and teaching social work courses. I also built relationships with agencies within Chester county community.

Joining the Center for Social Work Education is a great opportunity for me to combine my passion for education, social work and students. I look forward to building relationships with the Social Work students, the Widener Partnership Charter School and the Chester community. I believe the possibilities are endless.


Syracuse University, Masters in Occupational Social Work
Temple University, Bachelors of Social Work


Professional Memberships and Community Services
2010-present North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)
2008-present Victory Fellowship Church
2011-2013 Phoenixville Access Resource Network
2011-2013 Tri-State Consortium of Field Directors
2010-2013 VFCC Social Work Club, Advisor
2005-2008 New Life Childcare Center
2003-2005 Precious Life Learning Center