Temple University

School of Social Work

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Jane Shull

Master of Social Work 1975


Jane Shull is the executive director of Philadelphia FIGHT, an AIDS service organization serving more than 8,000 HIV-infected people and those at high risk for the disease in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. She joined FIGHT in 1991, when it was a small research organization with a seed grant from the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

At FIGHT, she was responsible for the development of the Jonathan Lax Immune Disorders Treatment Center, one of the largest HIV practices in the mid-Atlantic region. The center serves uninsured and underserved individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Shull received a bachelor´s degree in sociology from Brandeis University in 1969 and a master´s degree in social work from Temple in 1975. Prior to joining FIGHT, she served as executive director of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values in Philadelphia, where she was responsible for the development of a citywide network of community-based Federal Credit Unions, a major literacy program and the School for Citizens, a program teaching advocacy and citizenship skills to neighborhood leaders.

Shull has taught at Temple, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University and the Metropolitan Collegiate Center of Germantown.

Shull´s volunteer and community service activities have included serving as the president of the Southwest Germantown Community Development Credit Union and serving on the board for the William Way LGBT Community Center, an institution seeking to encourage and support the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Philadelphia region.