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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.

Department Chair

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Eydie Shypulski

Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Social Work | | Started at Bethel: 2015

Social work policy


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John Bower

| | Started at Bethel: 1978

Professor of Social Work Emeritus

Amy Lary White

Amy Lary White

| | Started at Bethel: 2002

Amy Lary White has extensive experience and expertise in childhood trauma; homelessness and housing policy; mental health; adoption; and children with special needs. Her 13 years in social work education have been focused on Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Welfare Policy, community practice and faculty liaison work.

Sandra Traudt

Sandra Traudt

| | 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.

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