Sister Paula Ugochukwu Ude (SJS), LMSW, Assistant Professor of Master of Social Work Program at Concord University, is a Catholic Sister (Nun) and member of the Congregation of Sisters of Jesus the Savior (SJS) born and raised in the eastern part of Nigeria and currently residing in the United States. As a missionary, Sister Ude has served humanity in several capacities in different cultural locations. Her passion is to meet and help people where they are irrespective of their status and social orientations. Sister Ude earned her Associate Degree in Social Work from Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in Saint Lucia, a Bachelor of Art in Social Work from Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and an Advanced Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently earning her Doctorate Degree in Social Work from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Sister Ude’s practice experience centers on children and families, and primarily on maternal and child mental health. Her research interests focus on mental health, maternal and child issues, women in the African Diaspora, social work program /intervention development, evaluation and grant writing, and international social work issues. Sister Ude is in the process of completing her dissertation on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders among Women in the African Diaspora living in the United States: Knowledge and Help-Seeking.
D.S.W. Millersville University of PA
M.S.W. Our Lady of the Lake University
B.S.W. St. Edward University
Associate Degree in Social Work Sir Arthur Lewis Community College