Social Work Program Faculty


Tammy Carson, MSW, MPA

Carson, tcarson@bloomu.edu, is a social work educator and brings with her a long history of experience and work in field education. She received her MSW with a clinical focus at the University of Pittsburgh and her MPA with a focus on Human Resource Management and Public Budgeting from Penn State University. Carson has been a leader in social work field education for over 15 years and has served as a field educator in various state accredited social work programs. Carson has a rich history of social work course instruction and integrates her experience with communities and organizations in the classroom and with students entering internship experiences.

Andy Dunlap, Ph.D., MSW

Dunlap, adunlap@bloomu.edu, 570-389-4932, is a PA licensed clinical social worker who has worked in mental health since the late 1990s. He first worked as a case manager in a community mental health center assisting people experiencing mental health crises. Since then, most of his clinical practice has been with traditional-aged college students with an emphasis on supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) students.

Dunlap received his MSW form the University of Kansas School for Social Welfare, and there became deeply committed to applications of the Strengths Perspective to social work practice. His Ph.D. was earned from Smith College School of Social Work and his dissertation research focused on an examination of how the coming out process has changed for LGBTQ+ people over time. He continues to research and consult in this area. Dunlap’s research and teaching also focuses on fostering intercultural growth. For social work students, this means learning to empathize across difference. Dr. Dunlap is also involved in international education. He has led short-term study trips to New Zealand Aotearoa, consults with study away programs, and researches and publishes about intercultural development.

Dunlap comes to Bloomsburg after teaching full-time for eight years in BSW and MSW programs in Central Pennsylvania. He primarily teaches classes focused on skills acquisition and diversity related topics. Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families is a course that he teaches most semesters.

Shane Jaynes, Ph.D., MSW

Jaynes, sjaynes@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4637, is somewhat non-traditional. He comes to the job of full-time teaching after a long career as a practicing social worker, primarily in the areas of mental health and addiction treatment. He is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a credentialed addictions counselor.

Jaynes received both his M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from Marywood University. In the classroom, he emphasizes not only important practical and theoretical content, but also how such content must be practically applied to the nuances of real-world situations. His areas of teaching specialization are human behavior theories, practice with organizations and communities, research methods, and practice with chemical dependence.

Shiloh D. Erdley-Kass, DSW, MSW

Erdley, serdley@bloomu.edu | 570-389-4638, is a licensed social worker and earned a doctorate in social work and an M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania. Erdley-Kass has over 25 years of social work practice experience and has worked in various fields of social advocacy including medical social work, child welfare, and aging. Her approach to teaching is based upon her time in the field and her passion for helping students build professional resiliency by tending to emotional intelligence and leadership development.

Her research and teaching focus on aspects of leadership, mental health, self-care and professional quality of life. She utilizes experiential team building to promote personal and professional development among her students in social work and the honors college and is engaged in various initiatives focused on mental health and diversity on campus and in the community.

Seokwon Yoon, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Yoon, syoon@bloomu.edu, is a community social worker and received his M.S.W. from Michigan State University and Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. Seokwon have over eight years of community and policy-making experience as a researcher at the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and in various service roles in the United States.

As a community practitioner, he has experience in providing community-level interventions to needy people in communities; coordinating volunteer activities in an assisted living facility; and coordinating services to provide free meals to the homeless in Florida and South Carolina. His areas of teaching specialization are research methods, statistics, human behaviors in the social environment, and social work practice with community and organizations.

His current research amplifies factors pertaining to job satisfaction, intent to leave, and functioning of healthcare professionals in the arenas of healthcare. In addition, the primary focus of his research has been on factors aimed at increasing health and well-being of older adults.

Professors Emeriti

  • I. Sue Jackson
  • Dale L. Sultzbaugh
  • Charles W. Laudermilch