Mark Sandel, LMSW

Professor, Social Work Program

Office: OMB 410K
Phone: 940-898-2076


M.S.S.W. | 1990 | Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S. | 1979 | Industrial Technology, University of North Texas

Selected Publications

  • Sandel, M. 2008.  "The personal and social context of family violence." 34th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2008, State Bar of Texas, 2 (16).
  • Barton, T.R., Cohen, H.L., Thomas, C.L., & Sandel, M.H., 2005.  "Evaluating the impact of a Hartford Gero-Rich project on a Bachelor of Social Work program." The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, Special Issue on Gerontology, 13-25.
  • Cohen, H.L, Sandel, M., Thomas, C., & Barton, T. 2004. "Using focus groups as an educational methodology: Deconstructing stereotypes and social work practice misconceptions concerning aging and older adults." Educational Gerontology, 30 (4), 329-345.
  • Sandel, M.H. 2004. "Therapeutic Gardening in a Long-Term Detention Setting." Journal for Juvenile Justice Services, 19 (1 & 2), 123-130.
  • Sandel, M.H. 2004. "Community strategies to respond to and eliminate domestic violence." Sustainable Communities Review, 7(1), 53-61.
  • Sandel, M.H., Cohen, H.L., Thomas, C.L., & Barton, T.B. 2006. "Focus group effects on field practicum preferences." Educational Gerontology, 32(1), 203-214.
  • Sandel, M.H. 2004. "Ethical decision making in domestic violence work." In F. S. Danis & L. L. Lockhart (Eds.), Breaking the Silence in Social Work Education: Domestic Violence Modules for Foundation Courses (pp. 124-127). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.
  • Sandel, M.H. 2004.  "Domestic violence; a threat to sustainability."  Sustainable Communities Review, 7(1), 53-61. Available online at
  • Sandel, M.H., Isom, R.N., & Koch, S.K. 2003. "Caring for people with disabilities: Prevention of victimization." Journal of Life Care Planning, 2 (2), 109-118.
  • Sandel, M.H. 2003. "Ten things every social worker needs to know about domestic violence."  The New Social Worker, 10 (3), 16-18. 


2006 and 2008:  Primary Investigator on proposal to fund and continue U.S. Department of Justice for “Program to Reduce Violence Against Women on Campus”, with co-PI Dr. Linda Rubin.  Funded for $500,000, leading to the creation of Project REV on the TWU campus.  Project REV, in collaboration with Denton County Friends of the Family and other partners, works to end violence against women in the TWU community, and offers an array of services for victims of violence.

Research Interests

  • Domestic Violence
  • Social Work and Disabilities

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