Shelley A. Steenrod, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Room 204, Academic Building

Email: Shelley Steenrod

Curriculum Vita
Shelley Steenrod, Ph.D. is a substance abuse and addictions specialist with clinical, policy, and academic credentials. Dr. Steenrod received her doctorate from the Heller School for Social Welfare Policy at Brandeis University in 1999 where she was a National Institute for Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Trainee. She also holds a master in social work degree from Boston University (1989). Dr. Steenrod teaches substance abuse and other social work courses to undergraduate and graduate students at Salem State College. As a licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Steenrod has direct experience working with individuals with substance abuse problems. She applies her clinical experience in the classrooms by using case examples and role-play. Dr. Steenrod's research has focused on the use of standardized screening and assessment tools, patient placement criteria and practice guidelines by substance abuse treatment professionals and organizations. She had consulted on several federally funded research studies and has sat on expert panels that have investigated the use of these standardized tools in clinical practice. Dr. Steenrod has worked with state and federal policy makers to improve services for substance abusing individuals especially women, cultural and ethnic minorities and individuals with co-occurring mental illness. She is also interested in the use of technology in social work classrooms and the scholarship of teaching and learning.