Highlights, News, and Events

Thursday, September 11 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Shippen Hall Room 370

Thinking about majoring in Social Work? Join the Social Work Orientation Meetings
Thursday, September 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Friday, October 17 from 2-3 pm
Tuesday, November 4 from 3-4:30 pm
Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
RSVP to Dr. Fisher at eafish@ship.edu. RSVP recommended, but not required.

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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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    Faculty and Staff

    The faculty in the Department of Social Work and Gerontology bring a wide range of professional experiences and knowledge to the Department. Each person's contribution is unique in the ability to assist students in their educational pursuit of a Social Work career. We strongly recommend that students take advantage of the faculty expertise.

    Dr. Samuel Benbow
    Associate Professor 
    Office: 329 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1781
    Email: srbenb@ship.edu  
    Dr. Dara Bourassa
    Associate Professor & Director of Gerontology
    Office: 325 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1969
    Dr. Jennifer Clements
    Professor and BSW Field Director
    Office: 335 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1633

    Paul Clements 
    Adjunct Instructor
    Office:  382 Shippen Hall 
    Phone:  717-477-1717 
    Email:  paclements@ship.edu

    Dr. Liz Fisher 
    Professor and BSW Program Director
    Office: 337 Shippen Hall 
    Phone: 717-477-1365
    Email: eafish@ship.edu

    Dr. Marita Flagle
    Associate Professor 
    Office: 331 Shippen Hall 
    Phone: 717-477-1266 
    Dr. Jayleen Galarza
    Assistant Professor
    Office: 333 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1655
    Dr. Deborah Jacobs 
    Professor, Department Chair, 
    MU-SU MSW Co-Director

    Office: 384A Shippen Hall 
    Phone:  717-477-1276 
    Email:  dfjaco@ship.edu  
    Dr. Charlene Lane
    Assistant Professor
    Office: 323 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1773
    Email: clane@ship.edu
    Dr. Michael Lyman 
    Associate Professor
    Office:  327 Shippen Hall 
    Phone:  717-477-1267 
    Email:  mjlyma@ship.edu
    Dr. Dorlisa Minnick
    Assistant Professor, MU-SU MSW Field Co-Director
    Office:  301 Shippen Hall 
    Phone:  717-477-1785 
    DottySue Ott
    Department Secretary

    Office: 382 Shippen Hall
    Phone: 717-477-1717
    Email: dott@ship.edu