Salisbury University students on campus
Ellen Schaefer-Salins

Ellen Schaefer-Salins


  • The Catholic University of America, PhD, Clinical Social Work, 2015
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work, MSW, Clinical Social Work, 1985
  • Western Maryland College (McDaniel College), BA, Social Work, Interpreter Training Program (ASL), 1983

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Working with People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Dr. Ellen Schaefer-Salins is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Salisbury University and has been at the University since Fall of 2016. She is also runs a mental health private practice for clients who are deaf and hard of hearing. Her teaching, service, and scholarship focus on practice classes, diversity issues, deaf studies, disability studies, and international studies. She also has an interest in the writings of Lewis Carroll.