Shannon Butler-Mokoro

Academic Title

  • Director, Master of Social Work & Professor, Social Work

Contact Information

  • Social welfare history
  • Feminist social work practices
  • Anti-oppressive social work
  • Faith-based social work
  • Social work with newcomers
  • History of higher education

Dr. Butler-Mokoro has over 20 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, administrator, and student affairs professional. She serves the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as the Co-Chair for the Council on the Status and Role of Women in Social Work Education. She is also a Board member for the African Community Center of Lowell.

  • Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies Georgia State University
  • M.S. Social Work Clark Atlanta University
  • B.A. Sociology University of California, Santa Barbara

Butler-Mokoro, S.A., Kohlmann, C., Prince Doss, H. (Fall 2018). Church-planting, direct service, and advocacy: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) response to welcoming the sojourner Social Work & Christianity.

Butler-Mokoro, S.A. (2017/9/21). Six reasons why social workers shouldn’t worry about the black kids sitting together. Social Work Helper.


Butler-Mokoro, S.A. and Grant, L.A. (2017). Feminist Perspectives in Social Work Practice: The Intersecting Lives of Women in the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Reviews

Review of Til Death or Distance Us Do Part by Frances Smith Foster, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, vol. 37 issue 4 (December 2010): 217-219