Social Work Program Faculty

Social Work Program Faculty

Shane Jaynes, Ph.D., M.S.W.

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, D.S.W., M.S.W.

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 has over 20 years of social work experience and has worked in various fields of social advocacy but has dedicated much of her work on aging specifically areas of practice that aim to identify barriers to overall health and well-being. Her professional work has been at the micro and macro levels of practice providing her with a balanced academic approach.

The focus of her research and practice has been on programs aimed at identifying individual as well as systemic determinants of physical and mental health. Her research also focuses on aspects of leadership, aging and professional quality of life. Erdley is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Council on Social Work Education and the Gerontological Society of America.

Erdley, a local resident, born and raised in the region, is dedicated to working in the community and volunteering her time to programs as a board member for the Columbia/Montour County Area Agency on Aging and a member of the Bloomsburg Coalition on Social Equity. In her free time, she enjoys music, biking, gardening and hiking with her dog Mobbie, husband Darrin, and son, Leon.

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.

Paul Felker, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Felker, pfelker@bloomu.edu, is clinical social worker with experience in child protective services, mental health counseling, pediatric palliative care, and hospital social work. He received his BSW from Eastern University, MSW from Widener University, and Ph.D. from Widener University.

His research interests include trauma and its impact on a neurobiology. He conducted a quantitative study on a global population of children who had experienced trauma. He examined various types of trauma and their impact on a child’s neurobiological development. He specifically examined dissociation from a strengths perspective. He is currently examining compassion fatigue in law enforcement officials.

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