Our Faculty and Staff
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Susan Mapp, MSSW, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department
Her areas of specialty include human trafficking, international social work, violations of children's rights and program evaluation. She has published research on these topics including a book on international social work and one on global issues of children's welfare. She is currently writing a book on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. She serves on the Commission of Global Social Work Education for the Council on Social Work Education and is on the editorial board of several journals dealing with social work education and international social work.
She teaches a First-Year Seminar on Global Child Welfare and Well-being, SW 160: Social Problems, SW 330: Social Work Research Methods as well as SW 260: International Social Development. She has led a number of short-term study abroad experiences and works with the seniors who are completing an international internship.
Vivian R. Bergel
Director of Field Instruction
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Vivian Bergel, Ph.D, MSW is the Field Director and a Field Liaison. She has been at the college full-time for twenty-five years. Her areas of special interest include mental health, clinical practice, women's issues, and service-learning.
Peggy L. McFarland
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Peggy McFarland, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Professor of Social Work and has been at the college since 1990. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her MSW from Marywood College and a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. McFarland is the co-founder of Senior Management Services, a firm that has provided eldercare management and direction since 1990. She is a practicing geriatric social worker and has experience in adult day care, home health care, corporate elder care and dementia care. Dr. McFarland has conducted research on male caregivers with family members with Alzheimer's Disease and long term care concerns in the Caribbean Region of the world.
She teaches SW 367: Practice l, SW 344: Aging, SW 339: Human Sexuality, SW 498: Senior Seminar and a First-Year Seminar on Aging and Health Care Controversies. Dr. McFarland has also lead student groups on short-term service learning trips to Ireland, Thailand and Vietnam. She is currently planning to lead her fourth trip to Vietnam in May 2013.
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Heather Kanenberg, Ph.D., MSW, is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work. She obtained her BSW from Murray State University and her MSW and Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Kanenberg has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for 12 years. Her teaching includes courses such as: Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Policy Analysis and Macro Social Work Practice. She also serves as an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Faculty at Elizabethtown College. Before coming to Elizabethtown, Dr. Kanenberg was an Assistant Professor and the Field Director at the University of Houston-Clear Lake for 6 years.
During her career as a professional social worker, she has worked as an advocate on behalf of oppressed and disenfranchised population with a primary focus on children's health, women's health, and public policy. Examples of Dr. Kanenberg's professional experiences include work with county health departments, work as a public policy analyst, experience with advocacy organizations and in academia. Her research agenda includes a focus on feminist policy analysis and frameworks and is concerned with underrepresented populations such as women and girls' access to healthcare, adoptive families with gay and lesbian parents and issues specific to the transgender community.
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Deb Gadsden works full-time as a training specialist for Diakon/Family Design Resources, the prime contractor for the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN).
She is a licensed social worker, a certified trainer for the PA Child Welfare Training Program and teaches Human Behavior and Child Welfare.
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Heather Teter is a licensed social worker and works full-time at Milton Hershey School as the Coordinator of Student Health Services.
She teaches Mental Health Issues, Generalist Social Work Practice II, and Multicultural Counseling Skills.
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Sonnya Nieves is a licensed school social worker and works full-time at Milton Hershey School.
She teaches Support Services in a School Environment and Addictions & Society.