Full Name
Michael Sheridan, MSW, PhD
Job Title
Special Advisor on Diversity and Wellness Programs, Office of Intramural Training & Education
National Institutes of Health
Speaker Bio
Michael Sheridan, MSW, PhD, has thirty years of experience teaching courses and leading workshops on diversity and social justice. As a social work educator, she helped create both undergraduate and graduate courses and was the Social Justice Sequence Chair for this curriculum at three universities: Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Catholic University of America. She has also provided training for both private and governmental organizations, including children and family service agencies, health care settings, educational programs and conferences, correctional officers and incarcerated persons,
and programs for people living in conflict zones. Most recently, she was Special Advisor for Wellness and Diversity Programs at the National Institutes of Health. Since her move to North Carolina, she continues to co-lead a DEI Certificate Program she developed with Dr. Anna Hanh at NIH. Dr. Sheridan has published articles and chapters on spiritual activism and the intersection of spirituality and diversity, as well as an edited book (Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice: Conceptualizations and Applications for Macro Social Work Practice). She is also an active collaborator with the Universalist Unitarian Justice Ministry of North Carolina.
Michael Sheridan,  MSW, PhD