Highlights, News, and Events

Thinking about majoring in Social Work? Join the Social Work Orientation Meetings
Tuesday, November 4 from 3-4:30 pm
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
RSVP here. RSVP recommended, but not required.

Come Support SW POC Projects

Shippnsburg Community Resource Coalition's Summer Lunch Program
Donation Day in CUB - 10/27/14 from 11am - 2pm
Restaurant Night at Knute's - 11/3/14 from 10am - 11pm
Print off the flyer
For more information, contact Jenna

Ship Says No More Campaign!
Members of campus should hold the "No More" sign
Submit it to Women's Center by:
-emailing the photos to womenscenter@ship.edu
-post the photos to twitter with #ShipSaysNoMore or @suwomenscenter
Signs are available at the Women's Center or the Social Work department
Come by the CUB on Wednesday, October 29 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to have your picture taken and submitted!
Photos due by October 31

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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. Charlene Lane

    Assistant Professor

    Office: 323 Shippen Hall

    Phone: 717-477-1773

    Email: clane@ship.eduDr. Charlene Lane


    BA in Psychology, York College

    Masters in Clinical Social Work, New York University

    Doctorate in Social Work, Adelphi University


    Dr. Charlene G. Lane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has clinical as well as administrative experiences. Dr. Lane holds a BA degree in Psychology from York College (CUNY) a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University and a Doctorate in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City New York. Her area of research focused on community dwelling older adults perceptions of themselves and their primary care experiences. Dr. Lane is particularly interested in the lived experiences of older adults in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) and has implemented  mental health as well as inter-generational programs at Rochdale Village NORC in South Jamaica, Queens, NY.

    Prior to relocating to Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Lane maintained a thriving private practice in Long Island New York where she met the mental health and care management needs of older adults and their care givers. She also served in the capacity of Director of Social Work at a Nursing home in Long Island New York and  a member of the Nassau County Adult Protective Service Committee prior to teaching. In addition to her clinical and administrative experiences, Dr. Lane has taught as an adjunct professor since 2004 at Fordham University and Touro College (both in New York). Prior to joining the Shippensburg family, Dr. Lane served as an Assistant Professor at York College (CUNY), New York in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Gerontology where she mentored students with their respective research projects.

    Dr. Lane has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.

    She has worked collaboratively with several senior centers and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in the New York Tri-State area.

    Dr. Lane is proud of her Afro-Caribbean heritage, it is her desire to conduct a comparative analysis between community dwelling older adults in her native Trinidad and those in the USA (central PA). Dr. Lane attributes her passion for the elderly to her beloved maternal grandfather who was a pioneers in his time and who was cognitively intact until his death at the age of 100.