Dasha Shamrova, PhD, MSW, MPA
Lindquist Hall 532
Dr. Dasha Shamrova is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Wichita State University. Dr. Shamrova holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; a Master in Public Administration from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia; a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; and a Bachelor of Social Work from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia .
Dr. Shamrova's research interests focus on children's participation in decision-making, children's rights (UNCRC) implementation, child poverty, and well-being as well as child mental health in domestic and international contexts. Her additional interests evolve around the intersectional nature of the help-seeking process across the life span, particularly in a situation of violent victimizations. She employs a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods, including participatory methodology with children and youth, to advance the action-focused research agenda. Dr. Shamrova practices organizational social work with the emphasis on nonprofit capacity to evaluate their programs, especially in the child welfare system. She provides training for community and nonprofit organizations in the areas of evidence-based practice, children's participation in organizational decision-making, program design, evaluation, and data analysis as well as participatory evaluation methodologies with children and youth.
She teaches courses related to research ("Introduction to Social Work Research," "Foundation to Social Work Research," "Applied Social Work Research") and organizational practice in our School. Dr. Shamrova believes in applied learning techniques and aims at bringing research and practice together for social work students through community-based learning curricular.
Dr. Shamrova received a prestigious Fulbright Graduate Fellowship (2009-2011). She is an active member of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) and Council for Social Work Education (CSWE).
- Ph.D., School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
- M.S.W., School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
- M.P.A., Department of Economics and Management, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
- B.S.W., Department of Philosophy, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk Russia.