Faculty Bio

Debra Hanselman

Associate Professor of Social Work

About Me

Professor Debra Hanselman, LMSW, is a full-time Associate Professor of Social Work. Professor Hanselman received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2000 from Marygrove College and her Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2001, with a concentration in family, children and youth. She began teaching at Marygrove College as an adjunct professor in Summer 2006, and became a half-time faculty member in Fall 2008. In 2010 Prof. Hanselman became a full-time member of the faculty. In 2015, Professor Hanselman assumed the role of director of the social work program.

In her previous position as a social worker at Oakland Family Services, Professor Hanselman provided clinical services in the behavioral health areas. Her specialties include substance abuse, peer recovery coaching, women's issues, and prisoner re-entry for parolees. Additionally, she served as a program liaison for Oakland Family Services, working with court judges, probation officers and probationers at the district and circuit court levels. Professor Hanselman is currently writing a text/workbook that will be used to train peer recovery mentors throughout the state of Michigan. 

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  • Office: MC 336
  • Phone: (313) 927-1357
  • Email: dhanselman@marygrove.edu
Debra Hanselman Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals: Hero Award for Individual Service to the Addictions Community

  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals: Honoree of the Year Award for Treatment Team Service to the Addictions Community

  • Marygrove College Social Work Program: Outstanding Alumni of the Year

Areas of Interest

  • Substance use disorders continuum of treatment

  • Mental health

  • Social work ethics

Presentations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Reaccreditation. Marygrove College.
    Faculty Workshops. Detroit, MI, 2015

  • Improving Pedagogy through Student Self-Evaluation using a Retrospective Pre-Post Design.
    Marygrove College, Academic Symposium. Detroit, MI, 2014

  • Improving Pedagogy through Student Self-Evaluation using a Retrospective Pre-Post Design. Marygrove College, Faculty Showcase. Detroit, MI 2013

Publications

  • Peer Recovery Coach: The Art of Mentoring. Publication forthcoming.

Education

  • AAS, Oakland Community College

  • BSW, Marygrove College

  • MSW, Wayne State University

Teaching

  • SW 200A: Working with Substance Abuse

  • SW 312: Introduction to Social Work

  • SW 350: Social Work Practice I

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