Dr. Shannon Mokoro is currently the Special Assistant to the Dean, in the School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College. She is working to create their new MSW program. Shannon co-chairs the CSWE Women's Council. Her co-edited book is Feminist perspectives in social work practice: The intersecting lives of women in the 21st century. Her current research interests are: (1) female students of color on predominantly white institutions - their social and emotional well-being; (2) The black residents at Tewksbury Almshouse.