Dr. Ford Brooks, professor and interim chair, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, was invited to share his expertise on addictions and counseling in Counseling Today's article, "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster was named the 16th president of Shippensburg University. Dr. Harpster earned his Master's of Science degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel Administration from the College of Education and Human Services.                                             

Ship's First Doctoral Degree Program is in the College of Education and Human Services! Find out more about the doctorate in educational leadership here.

MSW Graduates -- score above the national average, Graduate students from the joint Shippensburg & Millersville University MSW program, pass the licensure exam at a rate above the national average. Find out more about the Department of Social Work and Gerontology here.

Dr. Billy Henson, assistant professor of criminal justice, recently had his co-authored book Fear of Crime in the United States: Causes, Consequences and Contradictions published by Carolina Academic Press. The book examines the nature and extent of crime-related fear and describes the physical, psychological, behavioral, and social effects of fear of crime.

Dr. Sally Paulson, associate professor of exercise science, presented research on the importance of maintaining muscle strength later in life during the National strength and conditioning association’s (NSCA) national conference.

REMINDER: February 10 is the deadline for major changes for high demand majors

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College of Education and Human Services

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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

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Specific Department Contact Information 

Chair:  Dr. Kurt Kraus 
Secretary:  Janice Allen 
Office:  SPH 123 
Phone:  477-1668 
Fax:  477-4056 


Chair:  Dr. Melissa Ricketts 
Secretary:  Bonnie Heming 
Office:  SPH 321 
Phone:  477-1558 
Fax:  477-4087 


Chair:  Dr. Christopher Schwilk 
Secretary:  Cindy Poe 
Office:  SPH 127 
Phone:  477-1591 
Fax:  477-4036 


Chair:  Dr. Russell Robinson 
Secretary:  Colleen McQueeney 
Office:  HG 109 
Phone:  477-1721 
Fax:  477-4083 
Chair:  Matthew Sober
Secretary:   Byron Stouffer 
Office:  WRI 206 
Phone:  477-1782 
Fax:  477-1783 


Chair:  Dr. Deborah Jacobs 
Secretary:  Dottysue Ott (Temporary)
Office:  SPH 382 
Phone:  477-1717 
Fax:  477-4051 
E-mail:  mailto:


Chair:  Dr. Christine Royce
Secretary:  Brandy Linn or Rebecca Fulton
Office:  SPH 214 
Phone:  477-1688 
Fax:  477-4046 
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