Cheryl L Springer
|Title:||Visiting Associate Professor|
|Resume:||Cheryl L Springer [PDF 148KB]|
Cheryl Springer, PhD joined the Salem State University School of Social Work faculty in 1998 and became the School's Director in 2005. Dr. Springer's previous academic appointments included New York University, Smith College School for Social Work, and San Francisco State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison; her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California and her doctoral degree from Smith College School for Social Work. Dr. Springer's direct practice experience involves work with adolescents and families during critical transitions.
Dr. Springer's professional interests include child and family welfare and well-being; suicide prevention and intervention; and workforce development for child and family welfare practice as well as older adult services. Dr. Springer is on the board of directors of North Shore Elder Services in Danvers, Massachusetts and the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Lynn Office Area Board.
As Director of the SSU School of Social Work, Dr. Springer oversees the School's BSW and MSW programs. She is the Salem State University Project Manager for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Child Welfare Institute (MCWI) and the principal investigator for the BSW Child Welfare Scholars Project - a five-year project funded by the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute and the U.S. Children's Bureau.
Dr. Springer enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and listening to live and recorded jazz. Masterpiece Theatre and The Closer are her favorite TV shows. She divides her travel time among family and friends in Massachusetts, New York and northern California.