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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. Dara Bourassa 

    Associate Professor & Director of  Gerontology 


    Office:  325 Shippen Hall
    Phone:  717-477-1969
    BSW-University of Pittsburgh (1998)
    MSW-University of Pittsburgh (1999)
    PhD-Social Work, Universit of Maryland (2007)


    73-102 Social Work and Social Welfare
    73-327 Social Work Practice with Families
    73-351 Special Fields of Social Work: Aging
    73-357 Special Fields of Social Work: Health Care                
    73-360 Research Techniques for Social Workers
    81-100 Introduction to Gerontology
    81-301 Gerontology Internship I
    81-303 Gerontology Internship II
    81-480 Diversity in Later Life


    073-525 Graduate Research Methods
    073-604 Health Care
    073-630 Advanced Field Practicum I
    073-640 Diversity in Later Life
    081-650 Applied Projects and Research in Aging