Dr. Jayleen Galarza
Office: 333 Shippen Hall
2006 B.A., English, East Stroudsburg University
2009 MSW, Clinical Social Work, Widener University
2011 M.Ed, Human Sexuality, Widener University
2013 Ph.D., Human Sexuality, Widener University
Dr. Galarza identifies herself as a clinical social worker who specializes in sexuality social justice issues. She is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania as well as a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She completed her PhD in Human Sexuality with a focus on exploring the intersections of queer, Latina identities and experiences.
Prior to joining the Shippensburg faculty, Dr. Galarza served as a Frederick Douglass Scholar at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She also worked extensively as a mental health counselor with adolescents and young adults in the Philadelphia area.
Dr. Galarza's research interests include: intersectionality, Latina sexuality, sexual/gender identities and experiences, empowerment, sexuality social justice, narrative therapy, and feminist therapy. The focus of her work is on exploring empowering approaches to working with oppressed communities as well as raising awareness around such issues.