Shelby Vaughn, Ed.D., is a lecturer in the Ed.D. Online in Learning and Organizational Change program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Dr. Vaughn earned a B.A. in criminal justice with a specialization in forensic studies, a M.S. in health education with a specialization in worksite wellness and community health promotion, an Ed.S. in curriculum and instruction, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in diversity studies from the University of West Florida. She taught graduate courses at the University of West Florida and Western Illinois University and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Vaughn’s areas of teaching include psychology of learning and research methods. She serves as a faculty advisor for students in Cohort 10 and a quantitative and mixed-methods methodologist.

Dr. Vaughn’s primary research interests include inclusivity among marginalized populations and how organizations can reduce barriers to strengthen the sense of belonging for all individuals. Her other research interests include student engagement, online learning, and personality research, specifically the HEXACO Personality Inventory. She has presented at professional conferences and enjoys mentoring students on their research journeys.

Dr. Vaughn also assists with planning educational events for the Central Texas Faith and Disability Network, where she advocates for individuals with disabilities and promotes inclusivity initiatives for individuals with disabilities in their faith communities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Stefan, and their Doberman Pinscher.