Professor of Social Work / Associate Director for Field Practicum
Email Addressthanshaw [at] limestone.edu
Professor Hanshaw earned a BA, Psychology, BA, Sociology, Marshall University, MSW, Radford University. Professor Hanshaw's experiences in social work include working in community mental health, family advocacy, inpatient psychiatric care, hospital social work, nursing homes, private practice, military mental health, and adolescent case management. Professor Hanshaw has served as president of Habitat for Humanity in St. Louis and Virginia, is certified in critical incident stress debriefing/crisis response and hostage negotiation. His specialty areas include crisis intervention, hospital social work, spirituality and cognitive therapy. Professor Hanshaw serves on several community boards within Cherokee County. Professor Hanshaw has been teaching for Limestone University in the social work program for the last 12 years and holds interest mainly in the clinical areas of social work. Prior to Limestone Professor Hanshaw performed many professional duties to include corporate consulting, Desert Storm Veteran, conducted guided visual relaxation /behavioral modification smoking cessation seminars, motivational speaking and offered private practice mental health services. Professor Hanshaw is active in many local events that benefit populations at risk in the Upper Region of South Carolina. He is fully licensed as a Master of Social Work.
I love the outdoors and my escape is camping, fishing, golf and water sports. These activities I retreat to when time allows or the burdens of everyday life tend to pop the top on the pressure cooker. I believe it is vital to our success as clinicians and educators that we find productive and healthy outlet¹s for our stress.
- Fullerton Award Winner 2009 Limestone College - Teaching Excellence
- Guest Speaker at State NASW conference 2012 - Topic: Motivation
- Military Medals: National Defense, 2 Achievement, 3 Commendation, Desert Storm..
- BA, Psychology, BA, Sociology, Marshall University
- MSW, Radford University