Shebby Neely-Goodwin

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

Dr. Shebby Neely-Goodwin, MSW has taught in higher education for 15 years and worked as a social work practitioner for 16 years. She worked extensively in Child Welfare and Human Services. She taught master and baccalaureate courses of social work departments in three different states in various courses in research, practice and policy. She has been the director of two universities field offices. During her tenure in higher education, she labored in administration with the School of Social Work. She presented nationally and internationally on Child Welfare issues which included foster care, adoption, child abuse and neglect and children’s spirituality.
Her dissertation was “The Religious and Spiritual Life of African American Children: An Exploration in Resiliency and Growth”. She began to provide more research and combine her personal beliefs with social work as a scholar. She has developed courses on Spiritually Sensitive Social Work Practices and have taught courses on-line in which she will bring that knowledge to Walden University.
She is well published in scholarly journals and have displayed her knowledge at many conferences. She enjoys working in her community.


PhD, University of South Carolina

MSW, Univesity of Souh Carolina

BS, Winthrop University