Sylvester Amara Lamin is a graduate from The Ohio State University College of Social Work, in Columbus Ohio, where he earned his Ph.D., MSW, and a Certificate in AIDS education. Sylvester has social work practice experience in community mental health, and child welfare. His research interests focus on law enforcement social work, and community policing, communities and organizations and macro social work expert. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (L.I.S.W) and was an assistant professor from 2012 to 2018 at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. He is a doctoral student in the St. Cloud State University Higher Education Administration program with a focus on international student development and success and curriculum design. He is co-founder and conference chair for the Law Enforcement and Social Services Conference. He is now an Associate Professor of Social Work at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
He published a novel on social issues in Sierra Leone The Coconut Bond (2005) by Publish America., Women and Development in Sierra Leone (2007) and currently working on four book manuscripts: Lamin, S.A. & Teboh, C. An Introduction to law enforcement social work; Lamin, S.A. & Teboh, C. (Eds.), Democratic citizenship and social welfare; Zuo, J. & Lamin, S.A. Chinese family culture: Its change and continuity; Lamin S.A. An Introduction to Social Work in Sierra Leone. He has published some peer-reviewed journal articles and reviewed some books for publishers like Cognella Inc, Cengage Books/Cole, Sage and Routledge as well. Together with Dr. Teboh just concluded a research project funded by the Association for Performing Arts Professional (APAP) titled Strengthening Diversity and Acceptance through Islamic Art: An interface for a Sustainable and Culturally Inclusive United States. We were contracted by the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud Minnesota to do the study. Academic Keys Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education (WWSSHE):
Field(s) of Expertise: Social Work
- Reisch, M. (2019). Macro social work practice: Working for change in a multicultural society.
- Cognella, Inc.
- Lane, S.R., Palley, E. & Shdaimah, C. (2019). Social policy in a changing world.
- Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
- Kirst-Ashman, K.K. & Hull, G.H. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th Ed.). Boston,
- MA: Cengage Learning
- Jansson, B. The reluctant welfare state. Cengage Learning
- Journal Cogent Education
- Journal of International Social Work
- Journal of Critical Social Work
- Proposal reviewer: The Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting.
- Text Reviewer: Cormier Interviewing and change strategies for helpers. Brooks/Cole Publisher.
- Proposal reviewer for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2014 Annual Program Meeting (APM)
- Proposal reviewer for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2015 Annual Program Meeting (APM)
- Proposal reviewer for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2016 Annual Program Meeting (APM)
- Proposal reviewer for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM).
Refereed Publication: Books
- Lamin, S.A. (In Press). Disability Rights are Human Rights: A Situational Analysis of Persons with Disabilities in Sierra Leone. In M.R. Izarali, O Masakure & B. Ibhawah (Eds.), Human rights in Africa: Expanding perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge
- Teboh, C. & Lamin, S.A. (2018). Challenges and the prospects for student-breadwinners: A critical appraisal of push-factors among immigrant students in the USA. In S.O. Oloruntoba (Ed.), Africa and its diaspora: History, identities and economy. Austin, TX. Pan African University Press.
- Lamin, S.A. (2017). Power Points for Netting, F. E., Kettner, P. M., McMurtry, S. L., & Thomas, M. L. (2017). Social work macro practice (6th Ed.). Boston: Pearson.
- Teboh, C., Togo-Malm, P. & Lamin, S. A. (2015). Unmasking the hidden identity of elderly African immigrants in the United States (pp. 107-116). In Baffoe, M., Asimeng-Boahene, L., & Ogbuagu, B.C. (Eds.), Settlers in transition: Pathways and roadblocks to settlement and citizenship of New Comers in New Homelands. Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning.
- Lamin, S.A. (2005). The Coconut Bond. Frederick, Maryland: Publish America.
- Lamin, S.A. (2007). Women and Development in Sierra Leone. Frederick, Maryland: Publish America.
- Lamin, S.A. An Introduction to law enforcement social work (Work in Progress).
- Lamin, S.A. & Teboh, C. (Eds.), Democratic citizenship and social welfare (Work in Progress)
- Zuo, J. & Lamin, S.A. Chinese family culture: Its change and continuity. Cognella Publishers.