Highlights, News, and Events

Fall break is almost here! Stay focused on studying and working hard at your internships.

POC Projects

Support your fellow Social Work students by volunteering to help with their POC Projects or attending their events to create a greater awareness on campus!

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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