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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 107B
Office Hours: M, T, R 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Box: F-42

Shawn Allen


Shawn Allen, DSW, LGSW, is an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Program at Concord University. Shawn obtained the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Tulane University in 2021, Master of Social Work (MSW) from West Virginia University in 2011, and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Concord University in 2007. He has been a Licensed Social Worker in West Virginia since 2007 and became a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in 2011. Shawn began his career with the Appalachian Area Agency on Aging as one of the state's first West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Center coordinators. He has researched elder abuse, service delivery to seniors, ethical practice in social work, and supervision in social work. Before 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