Child Welfare

Esaa Mohammad Sabti Samarah


  • M.S.W., 2019, Florida State University, Social Work
  • B.A., 2015, University of Florida, Sociology

Articles Published

Staras, S., Tauscher, J. S., Rich, N., Samarah, E., Thompson, L. A., Vinson, M. M., ... & Shenkman, E. A. (2021). Using a Clinical Workflow Analysis to Enhance eHealth Implementation Planning: Tutorial and Case Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 9(3), e18534.

Zhe Yang


  • M.S.W., 2019, Peking University, Social Work
  • B.S.W., 2017, China Youth University of Political Studies, Social Work


  • Christopher D. Hefren Child Welfare Endowed Doctoral Scholarship, 2021

Jessica Pryce


  • Ph.D., Howard University; Social Work
  • MSW, Florida State University; Social Work (Child Welfare)
  • B.A., Florida Southern College; Sociology & Criminology

Selected Peer Review Articles and Publications

Dina Wilke


  • Ph.D., 2000, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Social Welfare
  • M.S.W., 1985, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Social Work
  • B.A., 1982, Indiana University; Sociology/Journalism


Selected Publications:

Wilke, D. J., Rakes, S., & Randolph, K. A. (2019).  Predictors of early departure among recently hired child welfare workers.  Social Work, 64, 188-197. DOI: 10.1093/sw/swz020

Susan Osborne


  • M.S.W., 2000, Florida State University; Clinical Social Work
  • M.S., 1981, The Ohio State University; Agricultural Education with minor in Counseling
  • B.S., 1976, Virginia Tech, Animal Science and Agricultural Education

Books Published

Crunkilton, J., Osborne, S., Newman, M., Osborne, E., Lee, J., (1995) The Earth and Agriscience, Danville, Illinois: Interstate Publishers.

Karen Oehme


  • J.D., 1987, Florida State University
  • B.A., 1983, Florida Atlantic University; Communication

Honors and Rewards

John L. Blackburn Award for Solutions to Campus Problems, American Association of University Administrators (2019).

Awarded for FSU's Student Resilience Project.