Patricia Shine

Patricia Shine
Professor
Psychology and Human Services
802.626.6252
Lyndon
Vail, Room 423
Academic History: 
M.S.W., Simmons School of Social Work

About Patricia Shine


Professor Shine came to NVU-Lyndon in 2003 after working as a clinical social worker in Boston for 16 years. Her work included staff supervision, program development, case management, training, and education, along with a small private practice. After having served as an adjunct at several colleges in the Boston area, she found that teaching was her passion.

One of the things Professor Shine loves about working at NVU-Lyndon is the ability to form close relationships with students. “Classes are small so I’m able to get to know students and tailor my teaching approaches according to the individual learning needs of each student.”

Professor Shine’s work focuses on challenging all forms of oppression (sexism, classism, heterosexism, etc.), particularly racial justice. She is committed to social justice advocacy and activism and emphasizes the strengths perspective and self-determination in her work with others.

Courses Taught


Field Work

Field Work Seminar

Macro Perspectives

Exploring Race & Challenging Race in the U.S.

Human Interaction

Internship