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Eric Sader, M.S.W., J.D.

Instructor of Social Work

Eric Sader is a Kansas native, growing up in Salina prior to completing undergraduate degrees in history, communications, and philosophy & religion at McPherson College. Emphases included political science and public relations. While at McPherson, Eric studied abroad in both China and New Zealand, in the latter completing work earning him Outstanding Thesis of the Year.

Subsequently Eric concurrently completed graduate degrees in social work and law at the University of Kansas. Eric’s social work studies emphasized administration and advocacy practice. Eric completed legal certificates in advocacy and elder law. Eric also completed a certificate in service learning while at KU.

Eric’s work experiences have included service to the labor movement as a Peggy Browning Fellow and work in corrections as an AmeriCorps member. He also has interned with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helping to implement the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program of the Affordable Care Act. For several years, Eric worked as an American leader with the Ulster Project, emphasizing unity amidst diversity among Northern Irish teens.

Eric’s current full-time job is serving as executive director of Jana’s Campaign, Inc., a not-for-profit building healthy relationships through efforts to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence. He recently was selected to present research at the International Consortium of Social Development in Kampala, Uganda, regarding women’s empowerment as it relates to employment. Eric is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Kansas and belongs to the National Association of Social Workers. He teaches courses in social policy at FHSU. Though currently inactive, Eric has served as a Kansas Supreme Court approved mediator, helping to mutually reconcile disputes in small claims court.

Eric’s hobbies include geocaching and percussion, formerly setting a Guinness World Record for the longest individual drum roll. He enjoys accumulating new experiences, particularly those relating to issues of cultural diversity.

 

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