B.A. in Social Work Millersville University
M.S.W. University of Maryland, Baltimore
Ph.D. Social Work University of Maryland, Baltimore
I devote most of my service time working with community members and social service providers to increase access to social services and youth programming in Shippensburg through the Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition: http://www.shipresources.org. This project provides a unique community-university partnership opportunity and encourages service learning opportunities and internships. My teaching and research interests include leadership in social services, community development, poverty, gender issues and social justice. I am particularly interested in transformational leadership and have published and provided training in this area. Whether I am training in a workshop or teaching in the classroom, I see my role as a facilitator of learning and work to actively engage participants. I also utilize as much service learning as possible to help students apply what they are learning while giving back to the community. I am passionate about social work and social justice and helping students develop critical thinking skills to use a systems perspective when thinking about social work services.