Vannessa Vassar-Bush

Part-Time Lecturer & Social Work Field Placement Director
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Vannessa Vassar-Bush


  • BSW, Shepherd University
  • MSW, West Virginia University
  • DHCE, Duquesne University

Areas of research
The effects of culture on giving and receiving medicine, Sexual ethics in different cultures, Effects of medical PTSD on teen girls.

Specific courses or specialties

  • Social Work Senior Seminar

Previously taught:

  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Health Care Ethics
  • World Cultures
  • Social Work Practice and the Elderly

In your opinion, what is the most important piece of advice you give your students to help them succeed?
You do not have to be the smartest person in the room; you just have to work the hardest. We can do anything if we work hard and set our mind to it. Ask questions, put in the effort and enjoy learning.