Sharon Milligan, PhD, MSW, MPH

Associate Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Chair
Master of Science in Social Administration Program
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Sharon Milligan is an Associate Professor of Social Work, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chair of the Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) and Master in Nonprofit Management Organizations (MNO) programs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio., U.S.A. At the Mandel School, she is also Associate Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development.

Dr. Milligan teaches graduate courses in community development, social welfare policy and research methodology. Dr. Milligan directed a study to uncover technology for evaluating conditions and assets in low-income communities. She directed several funded research projects focusing on health and minorities.A contributor of scholarly articles to professional literature, Dr. Milligan’s publications appear in Women and Health, The New England Journal of Medicine, Controlled Clinical Trials, Social Work in Health Care, The Gerontologist, Ethnicity and Disease, Community Mental Health Journal and Arthritis Care and Research.

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 470. Introduction to Social Policy Urban Poverty
SASS 532. Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Urban Poverty
  • Evaluation of Neighborhood Change Initiatives
  • Systems Change Research 

Recent Funding

Recent Grants

Rejuvenating Reminiscence: Senior Storytellers & Student Biographers
Faculty Mentor (MSSA Thesis: David Harris Student)
MacGregor Foundation
$10,000
2010–2011

NPI (Reform Initiative) CanDo Database
Project Director (Co‐Project Director: Robert Fischer)
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
$156,500
2006–2011

Strategic Investment Initiative Support
Project Director (Co‐Project Director: Robert Fischer)
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
$130,000
2006–2011

Publications

Milligan, S. (2010). The Joint Degree in Social Work and Business Administration at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.: A Case Study. Social Welfare Research Bulletin. Special Issue, 3(21), 57–69.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh
Master of Social Work
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Arts
Spellman College

Additional Information

Concentration:

  • Masters of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Undergraduate Minor in Social Work
  • Health, Community Practice for Social Change

Affiliations

In the News

Ecuador and India Brown Bag Info Sessions – August 29 & 30
by Mandel School on August 24, 2017

Research ShowCASE on April 15th Features Mandel School
by Mandel School on April 15, 2016

Alumna hosts Deans Gilmore and Milligan on radio show
by Mandel School on February 19, 2016