Shannon Cambron

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Shannon Cambron is a contributing faculty member in the Barbara Solomon School of Social work and Human Services. Prior to joining the social work faculty at Walden, Dr. Cambron spent eighteen years at Spalding University where she served as both Undergraduate Director and Chair for the School of Social Work. During that time she was awarded tenure and became a full professor. Dr. Cambron began her work as a social worker as a clinician working with adolescents transitioning from residential programs back to their home environment. For the past ten years her focus has been on addressing racism and bias on a systemic level, leading her to work with local, state and national government and private agencies to decenter whiteness and center instead the voice of the community. Dr. Cambron spent four years as the National Conference Chair for the Baccalaureate Program Directors Association and was named a Bingham Fellow in 2018. She lead the development and launch of a Hybrid Doctor of Social Work program while at Spalding and facilitated the largest increase in enrollment and staffing in the school's history. Dr. Cambron currently serves as a consultant on projects with the Muhammad Ali Center, Restorative Justice Kentucky and the DOVE project, a community driven initiative arising in response to the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Courses Taught

SOWK 6101 - Essential Skills for Social Work Practice

Public Service

Restorative Justice Kentucky Advisory Board, Board Member - Louisville

Awards / Honors

Mary Angela Shaughnessy Leadership in Education Award, Spalding University, 2013


Cambron, S. (2020). Using a lens of Cultural Humility to Dissolve Racialized Inequities for Families. . Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helpers


Cambron, S. (2019). Using a lens of cultural humility to dissolve racialized inequities for families. Council on Social Work Education