sherraden             

Founder's Professor
of Social Work

201 Bellerive Hall (South Campus)
314-516-6376
sherraden@umsl.edu

        


Office Hours:
By appointment.

Education: PhD, sociology, Washington University
MA, Social Work, School of Social Service Administration,University of Chicago 
BA, sociology and Spanish, Beloit College

Courses

  • SW 3210 - Social Issues and Social Policy Development
  • SW6250 – Social and Economic Development Policy

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Community economic development
  • Social and economic development
  • Social policy and social contract
  • Financial capability
  • Asset building in low income households
  • School-based savings
  • Civic engagement and participation
  • International volunteering and service

View Dr. Sherraden's Publications

Biographical Narrative:

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden’s current research focuses on adult and youth savings in the US and abroad, financial capability, and place-based community development. She also publishes on international volunteering and service, microenterprise, and immigrant birth outcomes. Professor Sherraden received the UM-St. Louis Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. During her tenure as President of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare (2000-2003), it celebrated a centennial, invested in a headquarters, and grew its endowment tenfold. Over several years, she has lived, worked, and conducted research overseas, including Mexico on a Fulbright fellowship, and in Puerto Rico and Singapore.

She is author of four books, including a forthcoming edited volume, Financial Capability: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice (with Julie Birkenmaier and Jami Curley), Oxford University Press; Striving to Save: Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families (with Amanda M. McBride), University of Michigan Press, 2010;  Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Poor Households (with Cynthia K. Sanders and Michael Sherraden), State University of New York Press, 2004; and Community Economic Development and Social Work (with William C. Ninacs, Eds), Haworth Press, 1998.