Shannon Butler-Mokoro, Ph.D.


Dr. Shannon Butler-Mokoro is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Salem State University. Her over-arching teaching, research, and service theme is “creating culturally competent environments.”

​Dr. Makoro’s current research projects are an edited book on feminist social work practices and an article on the black inmates at Tewksbury Almshouse. Her research interests include social welfare history; creating innovative ways to teach cultural competency; cultural competency in field education; and the work of faith-based social service agencies with immigrants, in particular, West African immigrants.

​Dr, Makoro’s research interests outside of Social Work include the History of Higher Education, the History of Church-Affiliated Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Sociology of the Black Religious Experience, and the Sociology of Gender.