Barbara W. Shank, MSW, PhD, LICSW portrait

Barbara W. Shank, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Professor Emerita
BA, Macalester College
MSW, PhD, University of Minnesota
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105

I am committed to service, leadership and providing all students access to a quality social work education.  I believe as social work professionals, we must provide excellent services and confront systems that violate human dignity and perpetuate injustice.  

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Administration & Leadership
  • Curriculum & Program Development
  • Assessment
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Selected Publications & Presentations

“Is there a Signature Pedagogy for teaching social workers online?” Electronic poster presentation (with Carol Kuechler), 1st Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference, April 16, 2015.

“The Power of Social Work.”  Webinar presented for the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEPS), Leadership Academy, Vietnam, September 20, 2013.

M.A. Brenden and Barbara W. Shank. “Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Education through the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching.”  Social Work & Christianity, Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer 2012, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, Sandy Hook, CT.

Barbara W. Shank. “The Call to Justice:  Social Work in Catholic Higher Education”.  Social Work & Christianity, Spring. 2007.

Frank R. Baskind, Barbara W. Shank and Elaine Ferraro. “Accountability for Professional Practice: Assessment in Social Work Education” Assessment of Student Competency in Accredited Disciplines: Illustrative Case Studies, Stylus Publishing, 2001.

See curriculum vitae for full listings of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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Spring 2020 Courses

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