Shantih E. Clemans, who joined ESC in 2011 as a faculty mentor in Community and Human Services in the Brooklyn location, has extensive experience in teaching, mentoring, and faculty development. With a prior professional career in social work, specifically in the practice areas of trauma and group work, Clemans has offered many studies to Community and Human Services students that pulled from her direct work in the social work field.  She has published and presented widely on topics including group work with survivors of trauma, vicarious traumatization of social workers, staff supervision, cultural competency, and more recently, the complexity, nuances and rewards of teaching and mentoring adult students.   She is currently the Director of the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation (CMLAI).


  • B.A. in Social Work from Hood College
  • M.S.W. in Social Welfare from University at Albany - State University of New York