Concord University header logo
Allen, Shawn
Shawn Allen
Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work
College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies
Department: Department of Social Work & Sociology|Safe Zone
Phone: 304-384-5299
Discipline: Social Work
Room: Marsh Hall 213
Office Hours: M: 10am-11:30am
T: 1:30pm – 2pm
W: 10am – 11:30am
R: 10am – 11:30am
F: By Appointment
Box: F-42

Shawn Allen


Shawn Allen, MSW, LGSW, is an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Program at Concord University. Shawn obtained his Master Degree of Social Work (MSW) from West Virginia University in 2011 and his Bachelor Degree of Social Work (BSW) from Concord University in 2007. He is currently a student in the Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) Program at Tulane University. He has been a Licensed Social Worker in West Virginia since 2007, and became a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in 2011.  He began his career with the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging as one of the first West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center coordinators in the state. He has conducted research in areas such as elder abuse, service delivery to seniors, ethical practice in social work, and supervision in social work. Prior to coming to Concord full time in 2014, Shawn served as an Adjunct Professor for the program. He also serves on many committees in the community, including the Senior Focus of Mercer County and the Greenbrier Valley Disability Awareness Committee. Shawn lives in Lerona with his wife Jamie and their son John Daniel.


M.S.W., West Virginia University
B.S.W., Concord University