Scott Gaffney

Assistant Professor of Social Work swgaffney@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BS in Social Work, Florida State University
MSW, Florida State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Clinical Supervisor


Professor Scott Gaffney comes to Southeastern University with 19 years of Social Work experience in multiple agencies, departments, and organizations. He began his early Social Work career with emphasis on child welfare, family and substance abuse counseling. Professor Gaffney worked for the Department of Children and Families, Dependency Court, and Family Builders while focusing on protection and stabilization of the family unit. He continued his advocacy for patients and families while working as a hospital social worker working in the critical care, cancer, surgery, emergency, and trauma units. Professor Gaffney most recently worked for a local hospice agency where he held titles of Clinical Social Service Specialist, Social Services Coordinator, Social Services Manager, and Volunteer and Bereavement Manager. In addition, he has served as a camp administrator and counselor at Camp Brave Heart, an overnight bereavement retreat for grieving children and adolescents.

Professor Gaffney brings a passion for patient’s rights, end of life issues, human dignity, and self-determination. He is excited to join Southeastern University and share his knowledge and experience to the next generation of Social Workers. Professor Gaffney teaches Introduction to Social Work, Understanding Human Diversity, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals.