Dr. Shantelle K. Jenkins is Associate Professor and the Assistant Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is a faculty member in the Jetter School of Professional Studies where she serves as Program Coordinator for Leadership. As Assistant Vice President, she is the chief author or final reviewer of all new programs and degree proposals. Working in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs, external review authorities, and accreditation bodies, Dr. Jenkins is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that programs are consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the University. Her areas of responsibility include developing financial and budget plans, providing support to academic program coordinators, and collaborating with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. She serves on the President’s Council and is the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
A strong advocate for students and faculty development, particularly the inclusion and success of students and faculty from historically underrepresented groups, Dr. Jenkins has over two decades of experience in social justice education. Twenty years ago, she began her career as a research assistant for the Ohio Department of Education and has since spent 12 years in community college administration prior to transitioning to the university.
Dr. Jenkins is a faculty lead collaborator for an Academic Think Tank and has guest lectured on topics related to inclusive pedagogy, women in leadership, and student learning assessment. She has presented at both national and international conferences.
2020 - Present
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Assistant Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
2019 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2019 - Present
Ohio University, Instructor, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Dublin, Ohio
2016 - Present
Cabrini University, Instructor, School of Education
2016 - 2018
Eastern University, Director of Assessment, Institutional Planning, Research, and Assessment, Saint Davis, Pennsylvania
Publications & Presentations
Jenkins, S. (2019, Oct. 24). Illusion of Power Progress: Intentional Barriers Designed for Minority Female Scholars. Kappa Delta Pi 2019 Convocation, Norfolk, Virginia.
Jenkins, S. (2019, Oct. 16). Illusion of Power and Progress: Intentional Barriers Designed for Minority Female Scholars in the Academy. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jenkins, S. (2019, Sep. 24). Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education. EDU 759 Leadership Seminar.
Jenkins, S. (2019, Sep. 7). Illusion of Power Progress: Intentional Barriers Designed for Minority Female Scholars. Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.
Jenkins, S. (2019, May. 23). One Voice: Women United for Progress. 10th Annual Ohio Women's Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Jenkins, S. (2019, Mar. 25). Where Diversity and Inclusion Intersect with Academic and Corporate Strategies. 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Jenkins, S. (2018, Oct. 25). Inclusion: The Source of Innovation. Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference, Columbus, OH.
Jenkins, S. (2018, Sep. 12). Lighten the Road Through Peer Review. Drexel University 5th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment, Philadelphia, PA.
Jenkins, S. (2018, Sep. 6). Inclusion: The Source of Innovation. Pennsylvania Diversity and Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Jenkins, S. (2016, Nov. 30). Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Camden, NJ.
Jenkins, S. (2014, Apr. 30). Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Camden, NJ.
Jenkins, S. (2010, Nov. 30). From Intern to Employee. Western Carolina Human Service Conference, Monroe, NC.
Jenkins, S. (2010, May. 31). The Changing Landscape of Global Higher Education. NAFSA, Kansas City, MO.
Jenkins, S. (2010, Apr. 30). Higher Education Globalization and Internationalization: Collaborating in Economically Challenging Times. Phi Beta Delta International Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Jenkins, S. (2010, Apr. 30). Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World. Denver, CO.