Sara Staver - Social Work Instructor and Program Coordinator | Briar Cliff University
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Sara Staver

Sara Staver

Instructor and Program Coordinator

Department: Department of Social Work
Phone: (712) 279-5489
Office Location: Heelan Hall 311


  • Bachelor of Social Work, Buena Vista University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Iowa School of Social Work
Sara Staver


Sara teaches courses in both the on-campus undergraduate social work program and the Bachelor of Social Work online degree completion program while coordinating the online program and assisting with administrative duties of the campus program.

Prior to her appointment at Briar Cliff University, Sara has dedicated several years to working with individuals that experience co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions. Sara is especially experienced in the treatment, harm-reduction practices, and collaboration strategies with individuals suffering from addiction. Additionally, Sara has coordinated research and assessment projects involving the very poor and unhoused with The Siouxland Street Project and community improvement efforts in North Sioux City, SD.

Sara has earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Buena Vista University and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Iowa, School of Social Work. She additionally holds a certification for Drug and Alcohol Counseling in Iowa.