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Sara-Beth Plummer

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Assistant Director, BASW Program

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Plummer’s area of practice include individuals, families and groups with a focus on interpersonal violence and people with disabilities. Her interests include curriculum development, assessment, and online education.


Sara-Beth Plummer, PhD, MSW is the Assistant Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BASW) Program. Her practice experience includes being both a social worker and an Assistant Director at Barrier Free Living, Inc., an agency that provided services to individuals with disabilities who were survivors of abuse. Her academic interests include curriculum development, assessment, and online education.

Courses Taught: 

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

Professional Development Seminar

Selected Recent Publications: 

Postmus, J.L., Plummer, S-B., Mathisen, A. (2016). Measuring Economic Abuse in the Lives of Survivors: Revising the Scale of Economic Abuse. Violence Against Women, 22(6), 692 -703.

Silva-Matinez, E., Stylanou, A. M., Hoge, G. L., Plummer, S., McMahon, S., & Postmus, J.L. (2016). Imp-lementing a financial management curriculum with survivors of IPV, Exploring advocates experiences. Afflia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 3(1), 112-128.

Findley, P., Plummer, S-B., & McMahon (2015). Exploring the Experience of Abuse of College Students with Disabilities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-23.

McMahon, S., Postmus, J. L., Warrener, C., Plummer, S., & Schwartz, R. (2013). Evaluating the effect of a specialized MSW course on violence against women. Journal of Social Work Education, 49 (2), 307-320.

Plummer, S-B., & Findley, P. A. (2012). Women with disabilities experience with physical and sexual abuse: A review of the literature and implications for the field. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 13(1) 15-29.

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