Shelly-Ann Dewsbury, MSW


Assistant Professor, BSW Director, Department of Social Work

Phone: (626) 815-6079

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Carl E. Wynn Academic Center, Room 1B

Shelly-Ann Dewsbury, MSW, is a social work educator committed to teaching, mentoring, and impacting the next generation of social workers to be culturally humble and maintain a diverse approach to practice. She is committed to training students and professionals to embrace an understanding of culture and its impact on social work practice, and wants to empower people to use their skills and abilities to advance the plight of marginalized and disadvantaged populations. With 5 years in social work education, she is experienced at developing and managing courses and providing mentoring support to students. Dewsbury designs and presents various trainings and workshops that cover many areas of cultural humility and awareness and social work practice. Her training as a macro-practice social worker enables her to be a “big picture” thinker and come up with creative solutions to address programmatic challenges and develop strategic plans. Her multiple work experiences have given her a varied lens on working in different environments and with different populations.


  • MSW, Macro; Children, Youth & Families, Boston College, 2010
  • BSW, University of the West Indies, Mona, 1999


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MA)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences


  • Facilitating Trainings and Workshops
  • Cultural Competence
  • Early Childhood, Youth, and Families
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership Development

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 250 – Introduction to Social Work
  • SOCW 275 – Social Justice Foundations for Human Rights
  • SOCW 333 – Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations