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Dr. Cassandra Shaw

Program Director Professor, Business

Education

Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology
Capella University
M.A. in Organizational Management
University of Phoenix
B.S. in Interior Design
Florida State University

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, Globalization, Organizational Behavior, Ideation, Genealogy

Positions Held

2010 - Present
Shea Publishing, LLC
Owner and Founder
2007 - Present
Franklin University
Adjunct Faculty
2005 - 2015
Spartanburg Community College
Adjunct Faculty
2006 - 2008
Limestone College
Adjunct Faculty
2005 - 2006
Jane Dempsey Studios
Business Manager
2002 - 2004
Royal Window Coverings
Southeast Regional Manager
1997 - 2002
Hunter Douglas
District Sales Manager, National Trainer
1995 - 1997
The Home Depot
Designer
1994 - 1995
Jean Nicole
Store Manager
1991 - 1994
Belk Lindsey
Area Sales Manager

Intellectual Contributions

Forum Quality or Quantity: What is Driving Student Engagement Online?

Cassandra S Shaw, Kathleen Irwin
September 2017
Online Journal of Distance Learning (OJDLA)

Motivations for Entrepreneurship

Suzanne M Minarcine, Cassandra S Shaw
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016
International Journal of the Academic Business World

Faculty Personality: A Factor of Student Retention

Cassandra S Shaw, Xiaodong Wu, Kathleen Irwin, Larry A Patrizi
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016
Online Journal of Distance Learning (OJDLA)

Faculty Personality: A Factor of Student Retention

Cassandra S Shaw, Xiaodong Wu, Kathleen Irwin, Larry A Patrizi
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 4, 2016
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration

Motivations for Entrepreneurship

Suzanne M Minarcine, Cassandra S Shaw
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016
USASBE Conference Proceedings

Critical Thinking and Online Supplemental Instruction: A Case Study

Cassandra S Shaw, Karen Holmes,
June 2014
The Learning Assistance Review

Uncovering the Mystery of Daniel Shea's Parents, of Cork, Ireland, and Fall River, Massachusetts

Cassandra S Shaw
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MASSOG)

Entrepreneurs in School? Why It's More Than a Business Degree

Cassandra S Shaw
June 17, 2014
Online Learning Tips

Building Your Own Dream Job

Cassandra S Shaw
June 11, 2014
Military Advanced Education

Quality of family life, cross-cultural adjustment, generation affiliation, and training satisfaction as factors of expatriates' successful completion of foreign assignments

Cassandra S Shaw
2012
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing

Presentations

Forum Quality or Quantity: What is Driving Student Engagement Online?

ACBSP Region 2
November 4, 2017

Forum Quality or Quantity: What is Driving Student Engagement Online?

APUS - CTL
November 1, 2017

Faculty Personality: A Factor of Student Retention

APUS Research SIG
July 19, 2017

Faculty Personality: A Factor of Student Retention

ACBSP
June 25, 2017

Faculty Personality: A Factor of Student Retention

Brown Bag Presentation
March 9, 2016

Motivations for Entrepreneurship

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
January 2016

Getting Online Faculty more Involved in Online SI Programs

The 8th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction
May 2014

Using Adobe Connect for Supplemental Instruction in Online Education

September 2013

Difficult Situations in Online SI: What they are and how to deal with them

The 6th Regional Conference on Supplemental Instruction
May 2013

Cultivating Critical Thinking Through Online Supplemental Instruction

The 7th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction
June 2012

So You’ve Decided to Try Online SI: Now What?

The 6th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction
June 2010

Media Contributions

Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders for Today’s Workplace

Online Career Tips
July 25, 2017
Other

From Ideation to Completion

APUS
October 10, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Navigating Government Contracts as an Entrepreneur

APUS
August 25, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Obstacles Entrepreneurs Face

APUS
August 21, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

How to Market Yourself

APUS
August 14, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Networking for Start-up Working Capital

APUS
July 27, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

The Fundamentals of Launching a New Business

APUS
July 5, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

What Venture Capitalists Look for in a Proposal

APUS
April 17, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Business

APUS
April 7, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Choosing the Right Franchise

APUS
April 3, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Conscious Capitalism

APUS
February 27, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Naming a New Start-Up

APUS
February 24, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

How to Find Success in a Competitive Market

APUS
February 6, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Owning a Business and Customer Experience

APUS
February 4, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Tax Implications of Business Structure

APUS
January 12, 2015
Social Media - Podcast

Why Todays Entrepreneurship Degree is More Than a Business Degree

Why Todays Entrepreneurship Degree is More Than a Business Degree
2014
Social Media - Blog

Seed Capital Stage of the Investor Experience

APUS
December 23, 2014
Social Media - Podcast

Tips for Purchasing an Existing Business

APUS
December 12, 2014
Social Media - Podcast

Finding Capital and Making Connections

APUS
November 19, 2014
Social Media - Podcast

Entrepreneurs in School? Why It's More Than a Business Degree

Online Learning Tips
June 17, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Building Your Own Dream Job

Military Advanced Education
June 11, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Smart Business Tips for Running a Successful Daycare

Online Learning Tips
February 12, 2014
Social Media - Podcast

Certifications and Licensure

May 28, 2017
Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC)
The Professional Woman Network (PWN)
November 2009
Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS)
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
March 17, 2017
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

November 13, 2017
Best Presentation Award
ACBSP Region 2
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between forum quality and student engagement. It was hypothesized when the forum prompt was of expected quality it would be a driver of student engagement and examined the length of the forum prompt in relation to student engagement. The methodology adopted for this study was quantitative--a regression was performed for the regressor variables, collectively, with each dependent variable. In addition, a standard regression was performed for quality of forum prompt with each dependent variable, separately. Data was collected over an eight-month period from May through December of 2015 from the following programs within the School of Business in an online university: accounting, business administration, government contracting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, human resource management, management, marketing, retail management, reverse logistics management, and transportation and logistics management. We examined the theory established by Salmon regarding the 5-stage model for forum development: (1) access and motivation, (2) online socialization, (3) information exchange, (4) knowledge construction, and (5) development. It was determined stages one and two are critical for student engagement as the more in depth the prompt the less likely students were to engage.
October 30, 2017
Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to the APUS OER Initiative
APUS
October 30, 2017
Top Performer during the APUS OER Initiative
APUS
March 1, 2017
Assessment S.T.A.R.
Christina Dryden
Most iRubrics in total University; ~275 rubrics in total. All my courses have a customized rubric for all assignments (except ENTR699 week 8, which is for graduate requirements).
July 11, 2016
Best Paper Award
Academic Business World International Conference 2016
With Dr. Suzanne Minarcine. All papers submitted to the Academic Business World International Conference 2016 are reviewed on a five-point scale by three or more of your peers—an average score of two or higher gains acceptance for presentation at the Conference. Each manuscript, receiving an average score of four or higher, is subjected to a second round of reviews to determine if it qualifies for a Best Paper Award and an offer to publish in one of our Journals. Your paper advanced to the second round of reviews. Based on the results of this two-stage process, I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded a Best Paper Award for “Motivations for Entrepreneurship” which was presented at the Academic Business World International Conference 2016 at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.
2015
Chapter Involvement Bronze Award
America Public University System
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Club (CEO); now e-Club
2014
Chapter Involvement Gold Award
America Public University System
Delta Mu Delta
June 2014
2014-2015 Regional Woman of the Year
National Association of Professional Women
2010
Faculty of the Year, School of Business
America Public University System
July 2010
Silver Star Award for Adjunct Faculty
Franklin University
1997
Southeast Salesperson of the Year
Hunter Douglas
November 1994
Store Manager of the Month
Jean Nicole
1991
Top of Management Trainee Class
Belk Lindsey
1990
Outstanding Young Women of America
1987
Outstanding College Students of America
Florida State University
1986
American Legion Award
Spartanburg Methodist College
1986
Who's Who Among Junior College Students
Spartanburg Methodist College