Dr. Bertha Saldana De Jesus

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bertha Saldana De Jesus

Contact Information


Office: Stayer 318
Phone: 871-7350

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Kutztown and Millersville University – DSW 2018

Widener University – MSW 2004

Shippensburg University – BSW minor in Spanish 1998





SOWK 301 Practice I

SOWK  520 Micro/Mezzo

SOWK 302 Practice II

SOWK 530/531 Field Instruction I & II

SOWK 403 Practice II

SOWK 621 Advance Macro Practice

SOWK 401/402 Field Instruction I & II

SOWK 774 Comprehensive Seminar


SOWK 775 Dissertation Seminar

Non-Social Work:

EDFN 090 Applied Educational Foundation of Life Transitions

Areas of Practice Experience:

Field Education | Child Welfare | Hospice | Behavioral Health | Mentoring (Professional Development)


A few of my research interests include Field Education, professional and personal development in social work practice, mentoring, international social work (micro, mezzo & macro practice) & program and curricular development, particularly in the Dominican Republic and Kenya, Africa, Latino/as, and immigrant/refugee issues. I am looking forward to working with the students on various aspects of social work practice and research.


Saldana De Jesus B. R., Rice, K, Frank, J. Walsh, K. (2018). Does experiential training received by field instructors affect the supervision students received in field settings? Millersville University.


Saldana De Jesus, B, Isom, S. A.; Hunter, C. (2022) Training field instructor: Beyond the stated needs. Field Educator. Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1-25. 25p.

Book Reviews:

Tufford, L. (2020). Child Abuse and Neglect in Canada:  A Guide for Mandatory Reporting. Oxford University Press.

Cunningham, M., & De Saussure, J. (2019). Dancing the labyrinth: Spirituality in the lives of women.  Oxford University Press.

Wender, C. J., & Morrison, P. E. (2019). The Hospice Team: Who We Are and How We Care. Health Professional Press.


Saldana DeJesus, B. (May 2022) Legal and ethics in social work education and practice. Keynote presentation at the International Social Work Education and Practice Conference, Maasia Mara University, Kenya, Africa.

Murey, E. J., Saldana De Jesus, B, Ogongi, W., (May 2022). Social Justice: Project based student driven collaboration beyond borders. Presentation at the International Social Work Education and Practice Conference, Massia Mara University, Kenya, Africa.

Saldana DeJesus, B., Isom, S., Hunter, C., (November 2021). CSWE 67th Annual Program Meetings: Leading Critical Conversation, Presentation on Field Instructor Training: Beyond Training Needs. Orlando, Florida.

Murey, E, Saldana De Jesus, B., Ogoni, W. (September 2021), Breaking through cross cultural collaboration. Presentation at the 13th Annual Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA) Conference. Dallas/Fort Worth TX.

Spangler, S., Saldana De Jesus, B., Uribes Speakes, E. (November 2020). Restoring Cultural Identity Through Healing & Empowerment Presentation at the Virtual NACSW 70th Annual Convention.

Ogongi, W., Saldana DeJesus, B., (October 2020), Look to the Future: Versatility of Social work ethics in international context.  Presentation at the Virtual NASW Conference-PA.

Saldana De Jesus, B., (November 2019). Macro Practice: Group Skills and GIS within a Community Based Project. Presentation at the 69th NASW-PA Annual Conference.

Saldana De Jesus, B., Walsh, K. M. (June 2019). Teaching Marco Practice: Using Group Skills in a community -based project.  Presentation at the 41st Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Group.  Groups Work in Communities: Breaking down barriers, Building Global Connections, New York, New York.

Saldana DeJesus, B. Teaching Methods: (April 2019). Using GIS to show social, economic, and environmental injustice in communities. Presentation at the 6th Annual Learning Institute Global Wellbeing and Social Change Conference Social Justice: Valuing Differences and Pursuing Equity and Finding Space for Solidarity.

Bethel, J., Foels, L., Frank, J., Saldana DeJesus, B., Dinse, L., (October 2018), Peace Conversations. A training presentation at the NACSW 68th Annual Convention in Hartford, CT.

Saldana De Jesus, B., Hinton-Polite, K. (November 2018). Cultural Humility. A training presentation at SunPoint Wellness, Lancaster, PA.

Saldana De Jesus, B, & Foels, L., (September 2018). Field Instruction: Giving back to the profession. Presentation at the NASW Conference-PA, Poconos, Pennsylvania.

Saldana De Jesus, B & Foels, L., (March 2018) Model of Field Instructor Training online. Presentation at the 4th Annual Social Work Distance Education Conference:  Advancing Social and Economic Justice through Innovation. San Antonio, Texas.


Saldana De Jesus, B. & Ogongi, W., (November 2020) Ethics for Educators. Professional Development Forum. Association of Social Work Educators in Kenya. 

Saldana De Jesus, B. & Alejandre, Adriana (June 220) Conversaciones Autentica:  Wellness and Mental Health in the Latinx Community. Latino Empowerment Project.

Saldana DeJesus, B & Bechtel, J. (January 2018) Field instructor orientation and training at a BASW Field Retreat. Millersville University School of Social work. Millersville Pennsylvania.