Sharon Custer

Sharon CusterAssistant Research Scientist

McGuffey 110D

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Miami University
M.S.W., University of Cincinnati
B.A., Miami University

Professional Experience

Mental Health and Social Services Curriculum Consultant, Butler County Educational Service Center
Director, Butler County Wraparound
Social Services Supervisor, Butler County Job and Family Services
Center Director, Children's World Learning Center
Adoption Social Worker, Adoption Connection

Honors, Awards & Grants

Excellence in Career Development Award
Top 100 Commended Faculty
Numerous community grants to support partnership work in the region


Dr. Sharon Custer is a licensed independent social worker with supervisory designation. Prior to coming to Miami, she spent more than 15 years supporting families in the areas of prevention, behavioral-health interventions, adoption, and early childhood education. Dr. Custer serves as the Director of Social Work Field Education and supports students throughout the internship process in both our BSW and MASW programs. She is also an active member in the social work community and serves on a number of advisory boards in order to deepen Miami’s partnerships across the region.


FSW 261, 411, 412, 413, 414