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. Jayleen Galarza

    Dr. Jayleen Galarza

    Assistant Professor

    Office: 333 Shippen Hall

    Phone: 717-477-1655

    Email: jgalarza@ship.edu


    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.