Position/Discipline: director and
Office location: Old Main 305A
Dr. Shkurkin has over thirty years in the social work profession,
with over twenty of those years teaching social workers and
psychologists. She has worked in direct clinical services since 1979,
with experience in administration, program direction, and training human
service professionals. She was involved as a field instructor of ten
years with the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work, as
well as teaching introductory social work classes.
At Saint Martin's University, Dr. Shkurkin worked within the
community service program, which was a social work curriculum, and
patterned the curriculum after the CSWE competencies and requirements.
During the past thirteen years at Saint Martin's, Dr. Shkurkin has
taught and mentored hundreds of students who entered the field of social
work and psychology.
Accomplishments: Dr. Shkurkin was honored with a
Fulbright Teaching grant to Riga Latvia, where she taught at the
Attistiba School of Social Work from August through December of 2004.
There she was also involved in assisting with the development of an
international social work concentration between the schools of social
work in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
Most recently, Dr. Shkurkin developed and presented the proposal for
adding the BSW to Saint Martin's and has shepherded this proposal
successfully through all of the committees and the Board of Trustees.
Bachelor Program Directors (BPD) of the Council on Social Work
Professional/personal interests: Dr. Shkurkin enjoys
organic gardening, cooking, music, and entertaining with her family, and
taking long walks with family and Mila, her Standard poodle.
Education: B.A., Social welfare, University of
California, Berkeley; M.S.W., Columbia University; Ph.D., Psychology,
California Coast University
Licenses: ACSW, LCSW
Associations: National Association of Social