Fac/Staff profile


LEO Lecturer II in Sociology
Sarah DeWard
4012 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Via E-mail or Canvas Conference by appointment

Teaching Areas:

Biography and Education

Ms. DeWard has worked in the feminist movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. Her work as the trainer the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence included providing national and statewide training about domestic violence advocacy, technology safety, cultural competency, intimate partner sexual violence, among others. Ms. DeWard has worked as a counselor, support group facilitator, advocate, consultant, and grant-writer in domestic violence programs across the United States. Ms. DeWard earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Sociology from Clemson University. She teaches the online course SOC 443/543 Gender Roles.

Research Area

Gendered Violence

Teaching and Research

Selected Publications

DeWard, Sarah M. and Angela M. Moe. 2010. “Like a Prison!: Women’s Narratives of Surviving Shelter.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 37(1).

Mobley, Catherine, Wade Vagias, and Sarah DeWard. 2010. “Exploring Additional Determinants of Environmentally Responsible Behavior: The Influence of Environmental Literature on Environmental Attitudes.” Environment & Behavior, 40(420).

DeWard, Sarah L. 2010. “The Intersection of Brain Injury and Domestic Violence.” National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Electronic Packet, National Resource Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. October 2010.


Member for
3 years 6 months
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