Deborah Sheehan

Director, Professional Education Program (PEP)

Ms. Sheehan became the director of the Boston University School of Social Work’s Professional Education Programs (PEP) in 2013. She joined the School of Social Work in 2004, assuming the role of director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Program (SEMA), where she was responsible for the overall administrative and supervisory duties of the SEMA program’s two locations, one at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable and the other at the Fall River satellite for the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She managed all field placements for SEMA students, coordinates field-related seminars, and teaches the seminars for new field supervisors and integrative seminars for the students. Her 26-year professional career began as a child care worker at the New England Home and includes social work in both private and public human service agencies, including the Departments of Social Services, Boston Children’s Services Association, and Dare Family Services. More recently, she was an administrator at Simmons College, a member of the field education faculty at Boston College, and taught at Bridgewater State College. Ms. Sheehan is an ABD at Boston College School of Social Work.