Faculty Focus: Dr. Shaunna Waltemeyer
DR. SHAUNNA WALTEMEYER
Colangelo College of Business
Title: Full-Time Faculty
Time at GCU: 8 years
● Doctorate of Education, Organizational Leadership, Grand Canyon University
● Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
● Master of Science in Psychology, Grand Canyon University (currently enrolled)
● Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Public Relations, Washington State University
What is your most notable accomplishment in your field, and why was it important?
Completing my doctoral dissertation. My topic was women in the male-dominated field of motorsports, which is a topic with very little research. I am proud that I was able to work with amazing women and they trusted me to tell their stories.
What are you most passionate about in your field and why?
Lifelong learning. This is a subject I talk about regularly in my classes, so my students are aware of the lifelong investment they are making in themselves. We talk about learning as it relates to school, business, career, family, social groups, etc., and how the concept of lifelong learning is valuable.
What is a memorable moment you had in class, and what does that reveal about your teaching style?
I spoke with a student who was struggling with meeting the rubric objectives on the written essays. I walked her through the process of aligning the content requirements from the rubric and using the APA template as a guide. I realized that if this specific student needed my guidance, then others may also need my help. So I created video tutorials to reach as many students as possible.
What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?
I like to be in the outdoors hiking, boating, swimming, running, biking, gardening. I have a 5-year-old son, so being outdoors helps me share my love of nature. We should respect the Earth and take care of the environment.
What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know?
I am a certified health and wellness coach. I help people transform and maintain their health through nutrition, education and community.