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Genevieve Sabala

Genevieve Sabala, MSW, MPA.

Instructor

Office: Old Main, Room 426
Email: gsabala@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2728

Professional Profile

Genevieve Sabala joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in January 2016. She received a B.A in Sociology in 1999 from Egerton University in Kenya, an M.S.W in 2011 and an M.P.A in 2013, both from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Teaching and Related Service

Genevieve Sabala teaches SOCW 5488/5498(Field Instruction I & II) and SOCW 6397/6399(Applied Social Work Practice I & III) to graduate students. She also teaches SOCW 4320 (Perspectives on Loss and Grief-an online course offered through Education on Demand), and SOCW 3301(Welfare Structure Process-that is offered face to face and online course) to undergraduate students.

Genevieve Sabala is a member of Faculty and Staff Diversity Council and also serves on the Refugee Advisory Council for Refugee Services of Texas.

Research and Creative Activity

Genevieve Sabala received admission to Nova Southeastern University in Florida where she will pursue a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Personal Sketch

Genevieve Sabala was born and raised in Kenya. She moved to the United States in 2000 with her husband Levi. Prior to moving to Canyon, she and Levi lived in New York and Michigan raising their three children Marie-Clarice, Clarence and Glevince.  She is excited about teaching at West Texas A&M University after four years of serving refugee population in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is passionate about issues of social justice, multiculturalism, cultural competency, women, children, refugees and immigrants. She serves on the board for SowHope and on the Advisory board for Kenya Matters. She speaks multiple languages and has certification as a medical interpreter. She enjoys outdoor activities including bike riding, running, swimming, hiking, and watching her children play soccer.