Highlights, News, and Events

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Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-4:30 pm
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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
dfjaco@ship.edu  

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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
Email:
dpbourassa@ship.edu  
Dr. Jennifer Clements
Professor and BSW Field Director
Office: 335 Shippen Hall
Phone: 717-477-1633
Email:
jaclem@ship.edu

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 
Email:
mnflagler@ship.edu
Dr. Jayleen Galarza
Assistant Professor
Office: 333 Shippen Hall
Phone: 717-477-1655
Email:
jgalarza@ship.edu  
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 
Email:
djminnick@ship.edu

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