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Congratulations to all the BSW and MSW graduates SPRING 2014!

Best wishes for a great summer!

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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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     Andrew Dunlap, PhD, LCSW


    Assistant Professor 


    Office:  333 Shippen Hall
    Phone:  717-477-1655
    BA-French Language and Literature, University of Kansas (1991)
    MSW-University of Kansas School of Social Welfare (1997)
    PhD-Smith College for Social Work (2011)

                I joined the Shippensburg Social Work Department in 2010 after many years of clinical practice.  Most of my practice has been providing counseling to late adolescents and young adults in college settings.  I have also worked with folks experiencing chronic mental illness as well as in child protective services.  In addition, I’ve done a lot of work with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.  Prior teaching experience includes Personality Theory and Introduction to Diversity Studies. 

                I earned my BA and MSW from the University of Kansas.  At Kansas, I was introduced to a radical focus on strengths that continues to permeate my practice and teaching today.  I strive to provide student centered education that challenges each student to grow into their role as a social worker.

                In October 2011 I completed my doctoral work at Smith College School for Social Work.  My dissertation research study investigated differences in the coming out process for five different age cohorts of same-sex attracted people.  More information about this project and ongoing research can be found by clicking here:   http://webspace.ship.edu/aldunlap/.  In the fall of 2011 I presented some of this research at the Mid Atlantic LGBTA Conference in Bloomsburg, PA.  In the spring of 2012 I will present at the Annual Conference of the Baccalaureate Directors in Social Work Education in Portland Oregon.


    • SWK 102: Social Work in Social Welfare
    • SWK 327: Social Work Practice with Families
    • SWK 347: Behavioral Health
    • SWK 390: Field Work in Social Work II
    • SWK 520: Micro/Mezzo Social Work Practice
    • SWK 530: Foundation Year Practicum
    • SWK 602: Behavioral Health Care Settings
    Professional Interests
    • Social Work Practice Education
    • LGBT Issues and the coming out process
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Psychodynamic Theory
    • Anti-Racism Work
    • International perspectives on social work