Our Faculty and Staff
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Kate Eberz is a 2005 graduate of Elizabethtown College Social Work Department. She has practiced in the areas of child welfare and substance abuse and is currently working in a treatment setting for substance use disorders.
She teaches Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Field Instruction.
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Deb Gadsden works full-time for Family Design Resources, Inc. as a Training Specialist where she develops, delivers and monitors training for the organization. She is a certified trainer for the PA Child Welfare Resource Center. She is a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer and consultant through Clemson University, and graduated from the Workplace Bullying University for Profesionals. She teaches Child Welfare.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
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Badiah Haffejee, Ph.D., MSW, earning both her Ph.D. and MSW from the University of Denver. She is a macro-social worker specializing in the integration process of newly resettled refugee families in the United States. Her research focuses on trauma, refugee policy, economic self-sufficiency, racism, Islamophobia and resiliency.
She has presented her work at national and international conferences, conducted research and published specifically in the areas: refugees, service learning, undocumented immigrants and youth experiencing homelessness. Her recent publications include African Refugee Youths’ Stories of Surviving Trauma and Transition in U.S. Public Schools (2015) and African Women Refugee Resettlement: A Womanist Analysis (2016). She has a book chapter due out in 2018 entitled, “We’re not asking for handouts!” Voices of women refugees from Africa on rapid economic self-sufficiency in the United States.
As a passionate community social worker, Dr. Haffejee is constantly fueled by being in service to vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed populations through community activism, policy advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement.
Dr. Haffejee teaches SW 160: Social Problems and Responses of Social Welfare Institutions, SW 369 Macro Practice and Field Instruction.
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Susan Mapp, MSSW, Ph.D. has been at the College since 2003. 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 books on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, international social work and global issues of children's welfare and has presented her work at national and international conferences. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Social Work Education and is the co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. She serves on the editorial board of several journals dealing with social work education and international social work.
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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 and Generalist Social Work Practice II.
TaLisa Ramos is a licensed social worker with a BSW from Elizabethtown College and a MSW from Millersville University. TaLisa currently serves as a Diversity Officer at a local university where she is responsible for cultivating an environment of inclusion and supporting the institution's progression of diversity, equity, and social justice initiatives. For the past ten years TaLisa has also worked in the mental health field and is a Clinical Psychiatric Specialist at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, specializing in trauma-informed care, cultural trauma, and identity development. TaLisa teaches Multicultural Counseling Skills.
DSW, LSW, ACSW, MSG
Amy Sagen is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Association of Social Workers – Pennsylvania chapter where she manages continuing education programs and member services for the association. Before this, she directed Alzheimer's units in a skilled nursing home, where she was in charge of assessing/admitting residents, counseling families, educating and training staff about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Dr. Sagen teaches Social Policy.