Sean St. Jean

Sean St. Jean, PhD

MSW Director of Field Education

Assistant Professor of Social Work

503-554-6077

sstjean@georgefox.edu

Office: Portland South 171

Sean St. Jean joined the university as an assistant professor of social work in 2018. In the five years previous, he worked as a family preservation counselor at the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to that, he was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of British Columbia (2013), an instructor in the Family and Community Counseling Program at Native Education College in Vancouver, B.C. (2013), and a child protection social worker at Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society in Vancouver, B.C. (2010-13).

In all, St. Jean has more than 10 years of experience in the social work profession. His research interests are in the areas of child welfare, vicarious trauma and early-career social workers. He successfully passed his PhD dissertation defense in May of 2018 and is on track to graduate this winter with a doctoral degree in interdisciplinary studies, awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus.

He also holds both a clinical master of social work degree (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in social work (2009) from UBC Okanagan.