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Contact Information

Department of Social Work & Gerontology
Shippensburg University
382 Shippen Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1717



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Dr. Sam Benbow


Office: 329 Shippen Hall

Phone: 717-477-1781

Email: srbenb@ship.edu


BA-Social Work, Shippensburg University (1989)

MS-Counseling: College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University (2006)

D. Ed.-Administration and Leadership, Indiana University of PA (2007)


SWK102: Social Work in Social Welfare

SWK150: Human Relations Lab

SWK265: Understanding Diversity for Social Work Practice

SWK340: Assessing Organizations and Communities in Society

SWK389,390,391: Field Work in Social Work

SWK450: Social Welfare Policy and Services

SWK501: Principles and Philosophies of Social Work