Dr. William (Turi) Braun, associate professor, Department of Exercise Science, received the Faculty of the Year Award at the Scholar-Athlete and Faculty/Staff luncheon.

Dr. Ford Brooks, professor and interim chair, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, was invited to share his expertise on addictions and counseling in Counseling Today's article, "Hidden in Plain Sight."

Dr. George F. "Jody" Harpster was named the 16th president of Shippensburg University. Dr. Harpster earned his Master's of Science degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel Administration from the College of Education and Human Services.                                           

Ship's First Doctoral Degree Program is in the College of Education and Human Services! Find out more about the doctorate in educational leadership here.

MSW Graduates -- score above the national average, Graduate students from the joint Shippensburg & Millersville University MSW program, pass the licensure exam at a rate above the national average. Find out more about the Department of Social Work and Gerontology here.

Dr. Michele Bratina, assistant professor of criminal justice, had her manuscript titled "Latino Attitudes toward Violence: The Effect of Americanization" published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. 

Dr. Sally Paulson, associate professor of exercise science, presented research on the importance of maintaining muscle strength later in life during the National strength and conditioning association’s (NSCA) national conference.

REMINDER: February 10 is the deadline for major changes for high demand majors

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College of Education and Human Services

Shippen Hall (352-360)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

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Mission, Goals and Objectives of the College of Education and Human Services


The Mission of the College of Education and Human Services is preparing students to be competent human service professionals and to provide leadership directed toward encouraging collaboration in the development and application of theory, research, policy, resources, practices, and innovative models.


The College fosters such competencies through the identification, creation, and dissemination of knowledge, a respect for diversity, and an attitude of life-long learning the human services. The College strives to instill a sense of responsibility, commitment, and professionalism in service to people and institutions while striving for expertise in major areas of study by incorporating a significant liberal arts component into each of the professional programs and identifying outcomes to measure effectiveness of programs. Students demonstrate ethical practices related to common social behavior and legal issues.


Faculty, staff, and administration in the College of Education and Human Services will provide broad based educational experiences so that students will be able to:

  1. Develop a strong background in their chosen field of study.
  2. Identify the interrelationship between and among the various social agencies of the community and practice a collaborative team approach unifying standards and competencies in the role and function of professionals within the human services disciplines.
  3. Translate knowledge from the basic disciplines into practical applications to specific human and behavioral problems.
  4. Demonstrate a knowledge of and sensitivity to human understanding and individual differences. 
  5. Model an understanding of ethical standards that result in life-long responsibility for professional behavior.
  6. Develop an evolving professional attitude which will result in life-long learning.
  7. Provide resources and educational experiences in computing and information technology for use as a personal and professional tool.