Shelley Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior in the Social Environment I & II, Integrating Faith and Social Work Practice, Social Welfare Policy, and Social Work with Diverse Populations.
Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "I enjoy teaching at SBU for many reasons. I am grateful for the ability to discuss and apply faith in the classroom. I appreciate that smaller classes allow the ability to build relationships with individual students. And, I enjoy working alongside some outstanding faculty, some of whom were my professors when I was a student at SBU."
Educational and Professional Background: Saladino holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in counseling from SBU; a Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Central Florida. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Services with a concentration in Social and Community Services through Capella University. Prior to teaching at SBU, her professional social work experience was primarily in the areas of mental health and medical social work.
Faith Dedications: Saladino attends James River Assembly in Springfield, Missouri.
Who is playing on your iPod? I have an eclectic mix of music. Some of the artists I enjoy include Plumb, Skillet, Hawk Nelson, and Third Day. My all time favorite, however, is Amy Grant.
What are some books you have read recently? The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall.
What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? The best getaway location is anywhere I can go to take photographs. Of the trips I've taken, I think I've enjoyed Glacier National Park and Italy the most.