Shannon Trecartin

Shannon Trecartin

Shannon Trecartin

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: 017 Nethery Hall
Phone: (269) 471-6516


BSW - Southern Adventist University (2005)

MSW - Andrews University (2008)

PhD   - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2016)


Shannon Trecartin is originally from Tennessee and now calls Michigan home. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Southern Adventist University and a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in marriage and families at Andrews University. Her practice experience includes medical social work, public health, community counseling, and research and evaluation. She has provided case management, counseling, and therapy to children, adults, and families since 2005. Shannon has been teaching Social Work courses since 2008. She completed a PhD in Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research was focused on aging and disabilities with an emphasis on the social and built environment as contributors to well-being.

Shannon and her husband enjoy traveling and anything related to the outdoors including camping, scuba-diving, and gardening.

Current Research or Professional Activities


Cummings, S.M., Cassie, K.M. & Trecartin, S. (2015).  Social work practice in community mental health centers.  In B. Berkman & S. D'Ambruso (Eds.).  The Oxford handbook of social work in aging.  Oxford University Press, Inc.

Trecartin, S. & Trecartin, T. (2015). Disability and the church: Removing barriers to the kingdom of God.  In R. Maier (Ed.) Church and society: Missiological challenges for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. World Missions Department, Andrews University Theological Seminary. 

Forrest-Bank, S., Jenson, J., & Trecartin, S. (2015). The revised 28-item Racial and Ethnic Microaggression Scale (R28REMS): Examining the factorial structure for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Asian young adults. Journal of Social Service Research. Accepted. 

Cummings, S., Trecartin, S., & Cooper, L. (2014). Correlates of depression and anxiety among older public housing residents. Ewha Journal of Social Sciences, 30(2), 79-106. 

Drumm, R., Popescu, M., Cooper, L., Trecartin, S., Seifert, M., Foster, T., & Kilcher, C. (2014). “God just brought me through it”: Spiritual coping strategies for resilience among intimate partner violence survivors. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(4), 385-394.

VanderWaal, C.J., Hernandez, E.I., Trecartin, S., Diaconu, M., & Carlson, N.  (2008, June).  The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative: Evaluation of a youth ministry training program.  Presented at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Innovations in Effective Compassion Conference, Washington, D.C.  Available at:


Trecartin, S. and *Walechka, D. (2015).  Exploring the physical home environment of older adults:  Results from the National Health and Aging Trends Study.  Presented at the Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship, October 15, 2015.

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Trecartin, S. (2015).  Exploration of the relationships between the physical home environment, personal competencies, and psychological well-being of community-dwelling older adults: Construction of a structural model.  Presented at Andrews Research Conference, May 15, 2015.

Smith, T. & Trecartin, S. (2015). The intersection of white privilege and microaggression. Presented at The Annual Summit on Social Consciousness: A Conversation on Race & Justice in America. Andrews University, April 11, 2015.

Forrest-Bank, S., Jensen, J., & Trecartin, S. (2015). Forrest-Bank, S. Measuring microaggression: Assessing differences in factor structure for black, hispanic/latino, & Asian young adults. Presented at Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity.

Forrest-Bank, S., Trecartin, S., & Caldero, A. (2014). Microaggressions: Manifestations across oppressed populations and implications for social work practitioners. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.

Cummings, S., Trecartin, S., & Cooper, L. (2014). Correlates of depression among older housing residents. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.

Trecartin, S. (2014). Diversity culture and climate: Implications for economic oppression of persons with disabilities. Electronic Poster presented at the Counsel on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.

Christman, R. & Trecartin, S. (2014). Perceptions of ASSIST health care facility program directors: Describing the benefits of an intergenerational faith-based service program. Poster presented at the Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR.

Trecartin, S. & Forrest-Bank, S. (2014). Microaggression in the built environment. Poster presented at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Trowbridge, A., Hayes, K., Miller, K., & Trecartin, S. (2013, October). Behavioral issues following brain injury. Panel discussion presented at the 2013 Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association Conference, Chattanooga, TN.