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 received a B.A. in criminal justice with a specialization in forensic studies, an 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, statistics, and research methods. She serves as a faculty and methodology advisor for Cohorts 10-12. Her research examines social issues, particularly on understanding and addressing the challenges faced by marginalized populations. Her other research interests are focused on doctoral student engagement, online learning, personality, and research design. She has published research and presented at professional conferences. Dr. Vaughn’s passion is mentoring students in research design.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Stefan, and their Doberman Pinscher.