Assistant Professor, Teaching and BSW Director
Expert in technology integration and online teaching
Norma Love-Schropshire joined Wayne State University’s School of Social Work as a part-time faculty member in Fall 2012. Presently, she serves the School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor, Teaching and the BSW Program Director. She received a Doctor of Social Work (DSW, 2020) degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW, 2000) from the University of Michigan with a concentration on interpersonal practice with children, youth and families in society. She received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW, 1998) and Certificate in Human Resources (2012) from Eastern Michigan University.
Love-Schropshire holds a dual macro and clinical license as a master level social work practitioner with the State of Michigan. She practiced more than eighteen years as a case manager, assessment specialist, medical and clinical social worker and school social worker in the Detroit Public Schools among other Michigan public school districts.
Degrees and Certifications
- Doctor of Social Work (DSW, 2020), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN Banded Dissertation: Innovation in Social Work Education: Exploring pedagogical technology integration.
- Master of Social Work (MSW, 2000) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Concentration: Interpersonal practice with children and youth in families and society.
- Bachelor of Science - Social Work (BSW, 1998) Eastern Michigan University
Postgraduate Certifications and Licensure
- Licensed Master Social Worker: Macro and Clinical, State of Michigan (2021 renewal)
- Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR, 2020) / Peer Reviewer Course (PRC, 2020) Quality Matters, Certificates of Completion
- Certificate in Budgeting and Fiscal Management for Social Work Managers (2019) University of Michigan
- Certificate in Mixed Methods Research (2018) University of Michigan
- Interprofessional Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care (2015) University of Michigan
- Addictions Certificate (2014) University of Michigan
- Certificate in Human Resources (2012) [16 credit hours] Eastern Michigan University
- Managerial Supervision in Human Services (2012) University of Michigan
- Multidisciplinary Institute on Child Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Intervention (2011) University of Michigan
- ELNEC: Training for End of Life Care (2011) Ann Arbor Veterans Association Hospital and University of Michigan
- Executive Leadership Skills in Human Service Organizations (2011) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resources [16 credit hours; 2012] Eastern Michigan University
- Full School Social Worker Approval (2002) Michigan Department of Education
- Interpersonal practice
- School Social Work
- Digital Social Work
Areas of Expertise
- Technology Integration
- Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SoTEL)
- Online Teaching
- School Social Work
- Medical Social Work
- Children and youth
- Interactive participatory media
- Systematic review
- Self study
- Teaching note
- Scholarly Personal Narrative
Love-Schropshire’s research focuses on innovation, pedagogical technology integration and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SoTEL). The premise of her research concerns the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, values, motivators and support that educators can develop to competently integrate instructional technologies. Currently, Love-Schropshire conducts research that spans the affordances, connections, interactions, and constraints of instructional technologies in social work education and how to successfully bridge these factors together to extend and enhance metacognitive student learning. The broad impact of this agenda is twofold. First, to promote the Social Work - TPACK model, a framework for ethical, pedagogical technology integration (Schropshire, 2019). Second, it is an urgent call to action for faculty development programs to address social work educators' deficits in technology integration and appropriate delivery of content to impact student learning outcomes. Love-Schropshire’s Banded Dissertation Innovation in Social Work Education: Exploring pedagogical technology integration integrates several seminal technology integration frameworks that serve as a point of departure for this research agenda.
Grand Challenges Project
Love-Schropshire’s social justice contribution aligns with her research and the scholarship of technology-enhanced learning (SoTEL) in social work education. With this in mind, Love-Schropshire is devoted to advancing and advocating for digital justice, closing cultural and digital divides, and strengthening the social fabric by advancing the Grand Challenge to Harness Technology for Social Good (American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, 2016).