Following our Lord’s command “to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8), we equip students for lives of service to the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40).

As image bearers of the triune God, who created us for relationship, we seek to develop and communicate an understanding of our place in the social world and our responsibility to social transformation.

Department of Applied Social Sciences Programs

Department of Applied Social Sciences Faculty

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd

Professor of Social Work


Chair of the Department of Applied Social Sciences


Director of Faculty Mentoring

Ph.D. (2003), Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University; Dissertation: Secular and Religious... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4434
Office: 219D
Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd has worked in social services and education for more than thirty years in both the USA and Canada. Prior to joining the faculty at Redeemer in 2006, he was the Director of... Read More

Dr. Timothy Epp

Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences

Ph.D. (1999), Anthropology, York University; Dissertation: People First: Voicing Disability,... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4247
Office: 219C