Samantha Wolfe-Taylor, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor

Area of responsibility: IUPUI & IU Online

INAD 2020D
301 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-6737

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Samantha is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Indiana University School of Social Work. She currently holds a Master of Social Work from Indiana University, and is clinically licensed to practice in Indiana. Samantha coordinates the admissions processes, adjunct instructor assignments, and the online Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for MSW Direct. She works in collaboration with the Director of MSW Direct, the Course Designer, the IUSSW Web Developer, eLearning and Design Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning on program development, course design, and faculty training in online courses for MSW Direct. She teaches for MSW Direct the e-social work and telebehavioral health practice courses. Samantha is a Ph.D. student with the Indiana University School of Social Work, is minoring in adult education with an emphasis on technology in higher education, and is anticipated to complete her studies in 2019. 

Area of Interest:

Samantha enjoys researching in areas of e-Social Work practice and education innovations. This includes the development and implementation of distance education technology innovations in online programs and courses; designing, implementing, and evaluating Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in online social work practice courses; asynchronous and synchronous interactivity standards in distance education; effective practice skills development in online higher education courses; faculty engagement and training in distance education; and social work distance education program development.

Due to Samantha's background in the healthcare field, she also pursues research opportunities that focus on women's health disparities, systemic barriers in healthcare prevention programs, and using technology innovations to improve health outcomes of socioeconomically disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. 

Teaching Interest:

Samantha's teaching interests are in e-social work practice, telebehavioral health services, face-to-face social work practice, social work leadership, and introduction to the field of social work. 

Practice Experience:

Samantha's practice experience focused on the healthcare field and medical social work practices. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana that is certified in culturally competent mental health services through Fairbanks. Her experience includes crisis intervention and trauma-informed care through her work in the emergency department of a Level I trauma center. Samantha has also worked as a medical social worker for the NICU, high-risk OB, and labor and delivery units at the largest health organization in Indiana. With women's health being of particular interest in her practice, she continued her work in healthcare as a medical social worker addressing barriers to treatment and care for socioeconomically disadvantaged and vulnerable populations seeking treatment of cancers that most commonly affect women. During this time, she wrote for and received grant funding to address these barriers, assisted in program development, and worked with a multidisciplinary team to address the needs of these patients.