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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

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Eydie Shypulski

Program Director | eydie-shypulski@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Dr. Eydie Dyke-Shypulski (LICSW) is the chair of the social work department at Bethel University, program director and associate professor.


Minyoung Lim

Minyoung Lim

Instructor of Social Work | minyoung-lim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2021

Instructor of Social Work

Sandra Traudt

Sandra Traudt

Associate Professor of Social Work | s-traudt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Sande Traudt has specialized experience in integrative practice; children, youth, and families; gerontology; group work; ethics; supervision; violence prevention and intervention; trauma informed practice; resiliency; justice and spirituality; compassion fatigue; and self-care. Her years in social work education have focused on faculty liaison work, integrative seminar, practice based research, ethics, experiential learning, and utilization of case studies in social work education.. . . read more.

Samuel Zalanga

Samuel Zalanga

Professor of Sociology | szalanga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Zalanga's doctoral fieldwork focused on the comparative role of ruling elite coalitions in development policy formulation and implementation in Malaysia and Nigeria. He specifically studied the process and politics of neoliberal economic reforms and implementation in the two countries as part of a broader global political-economic issue of the relative role of states and the market in the contemporary incarnation of global capitalism. Zalanga grew up in the rural, social margins, and peri. . . read more.