Shannon has served as Director for Assessment and Assistant to the Vice President of Student Development at Loyola University Chicago since January, 2018. Shannon coordinates divisional assessment practices, co-chairs committees for campus-wide events (such as Family Weekend, and the Excellence Awards Ceremony), serves on institutional committees focused on assessment and student success, develops weekend retreats, and works with student groups (Leadership for Social Change Learning Community, and an honor society). She previously served as the director for a co-curricular Student Leadership Development department, and has past experience working in Residence Life.
Shannon earned her doctorate in Higher Education at LUC. Her dissertation focused on the development of leadership self-efficacy for women students, with an emphasis on the influence of multiple intersecting social identities on that process. She has instructed service-learning classes, and taught a leadership theory class (Foundations of Ethics and Justice in Leadership) in a Leadership Studies minor.