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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 Associate Professor of Social Work | 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.

Faculty

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John Bower

Professor of Social Work Emeritus | j-bower@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1978

Professor of Social Work Emeritus

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Hannah Burton

Adjunct Faculty | hannah-bartell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Hannah has a wide variety of professional experiences with Minnesota's child welfare system including parent support outreach case management services, child protection investigations, children and family services program planning, and providing post-adoption support to families across Minnesota. Hannah has provided crisis support, advocacy, and case management services working with survivors of domestic/sexual violence and their families. Hannah has also worked within organizations serving. . . read more.

Morgan McDowell

Morgan McDowell

Adjunct Professor | morgan-mcdowell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Morgan McDowell has experience and expertise in school social work, childhood trauma, mental health, crisis assessments, and care coordination.

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.

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