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Tiffany Shonerd

Tiffany Shonerd

Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership

Phone Number: 402.466.4774
Department: Business Administration
Email: [email protected]
Primary Campus: Lincoln
Credentials: ESD

Tiffany Shonerd is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership in the College of Business. She joined Doane University in 2023 and primarily teaches classes for the following Leadership Studies and Masters of Arts in Leadership programs. She earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (2023) from the University of South Dakota and a M.S. in Instructional Design (2012) from Bellevue University. She is working on her EdD in Education Administration and Leadership from the University of South Dakota.  Prior to joining Doane, Tiffany worked as a Children Services Director and an Early Childhood Instructional Coach. Tiffany has published in the area of summer programming and youth education.

Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), University of South Dakota, 2023
M.S. (Instructional Design), Bellevue University, 2012
B.S. (Behavioral Science), Bellevue University, 2011

Ethics in a Business Environment (BUS 365)
Introduction to Leadership History and Theory (LDR 201)

Professional Experience
Children Services Director, Blue Valley Community Action Headstart 2016-2023
Instructional Coach Blue Valley Community Action Headstart 2010-2016
Early childhood educator para Southeast Community College 2006-2010

Professional Accolades
Grant Reviewer for Nebraska Department of Revenue 2019-2022
Presenter at for Concordia Early Childhood Graduate Class 2018-2022

How did you become interested in teaching?
Since childhood, education has been my safe haven for growth and learning. It's where I feel most at home. I've had the pleasure of teaching various age groups and have cherished every moment of it. I aspire to pay it forward to others, just as the many educators who challenged, supported, and celebrated me throughout my journey.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
I really admire the quote by Buddha, "The mind is everything, what you think, you become," as it speaks to the importance of our thoughts in shaping our lives. Personally, I am fascinated by the way people think and learn.

What is one piece of career advice you can offer?
Discover your passion and pursue a fulfilling career that not only brings you joy but also contributes positively to society.