Our Faculty and Staff
Andy L. Dunlap, Ph.D., LCSW, joined the Elizabethtown College faculty in 2013. He received his MSW from the University of Kansas School for Social Welfare in 1997 and his Ph.D. from Smith College School of Social Work in 2012. His recent publications include Supporting Youth in the Coming Out Process: Theory Based Programming (Smith Studies, 2014) and Coming Out Narratives Across Generations (Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 2014). He has presented regularly at the Forum on Education Abroad on the application of a Strengths Perspective to various aspects of cross-cultural education (2013, 2014, and 2015).
Dr. Dunlap has spent most of his social work career as a college counselor, helping young adults navigate mental health needs. He typically teaches diversity related courses and micro social work practice classes (SW 280: Multicultural Counseling Skills, SW 367: Generalist Social Work Practice I, and Field Education).
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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.
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Susan Mapp, MSSW, Ph.D. is 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. Her book on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking will be published in 2016. She is the co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work and co-chairs the CSWE Committee on Human Rights. She serves on the editorial board of several journals dealing with social work education and international social work.
She teaches across the curriculum including SW 160: Social Problems, SW 260: International Social Development, SW 330: Social Work Research Methods, SW 369 Macro Practice as well as SW 498: Senior Seminar. She has led a number of short-term study abroad experiences and works with the seniors who are completing an international internship.
Peggy L. McFarland
Director of Field Instruction
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Peggy McFarland, Ph.D., LCSW, 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. In 2014-15, Dr. McFarland was a Fulbright scholar in Vietnam. In Vietnam she evaluated aging services and advocated for the development of medical social workers in the hospitals. Dr. McFarland also serves as a board member for Brittany's Hope, a non-government organization based in Elizabethtown which provides humanitarian aid to children worldwide.
She teaches SW 344: Aging, SW 339: Human Sexuality, SW 160: Social Problems and currently serves as the Director of Field Instruction. Dr. McFarland has also lead student groups on short-term service learning trips including her fifth trip to Vietnam in May 2015.
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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.
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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..