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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. Deborah Jacobs

Professor, Department Chair, MSW Co-Director

Office: 384A Shippen Hall
Phone: 717-477-1276
Email: dfjaco@ship.edu


BSW - Temple University (1972)
MSW - University of Michigan (1979)
PhD - Brandeis University (1987)

Deborah Franks Jacobs



SWK275: Social Work Skills for Working with Groups

SWK340: Assessing Organizations and Communities in Society

SWK370: Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities

SWK420: Gender Issues for Helping Professionals

SWK450: Social Welfare Policy and Services

SWK511: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

SWK515: Social Welfare Policy

SWK530/531: Field Practicum

SWK610: Advanced Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SWK621: Advanced Macro Social Work Practice