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Tuesday, November 4 from 3-4:30 pm
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MSW Info Session
Monday, September 29
6 p.m.
CUB 119

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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.