- Master of Arts in Women’s Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, 2004
- Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, 1998
Shannon has more than 25 years of experience in higher education teaching and administration. Favorite courses include: Ethics, Values and Critical Thinking, Gender Studies, History of Popular Culture, Community Leadership. Before coming to UNR School of Medicine as the Director of Assessment, she spent 15 years at Sierra Nevada University in various roles, including 9 years as the Provost and Executive Vice President. Shannon is passionate about equitable student learning, especially working with faculty members to assess and improve the educational experience for all students. Shannon has been involved with accreditation in higher education for two decades and has served as a chair and/or evaluator on more than ten visiting teams for the NWCCU. In addition to her work in administration, Shannon loves teaching. She has been the the facilitator for the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program for ten years and particularly enjoys the sessions on change management, creating strong teams, and encouraging introverts to lead.