Shannon Beets
Philosophy Sierra Nevada University
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Education

  • 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
Biography

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.


Degrees
(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 1998

Philosophy

University of La Verne

(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 1998

Religious Studies

University of La Verne

(MA) Master of Arts - 2004

Religious Studies

Claremont Graduate University


Teaching History
Philosophy
Sierra Nevada University

Jan 2006 - Oct 2020

Taught Senior Ethics, History of Nevada Constitution, History of Popular Culture in America within the Humanities Department as an Assistant Professor.  (In addition to administrative duties.) 

History
California State University Full

Sep 2004 - Dec 2005

Taught Women in America and History of Popular Culture in America as an adjunct in the American Studies Department. 

Critical Thinking
University of La Verne

Sep 2004 - Dec 2005

Taught Values and Critical Thinking and  Religion, Ethics and Sustainability for the Religion and Philosophy Department as an adjunct faculty member. 


Areas of Specialization
Leadership Philosophy Religion ethics Women's Studies Gender Studies American History

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