Carolyn Shiffman

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Carolyn Shiffman, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Business Programs 

Academic Background:carolyn-shiffman

PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University

Master of Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University

Dissertation: The Emerging Academician:
The Rise of the Online Adjunct Faculty

Teaching Background:

Carolyn currently teaches BUS508 – The Future of Management and Leadership

Professional Background:

Carolyn Shiffman served in executive management positions for over 20 years, working with for-profit and non-profit institutions. Coming from a diverse background of healthcare and higher education, Carolyn is known for her creativity, innovation and strategic planning and collaborative leadership. Throughout her career she has focused on helping others achieve success with their professional and personal goals. As a nurse educator she trained and provided educational workshops throughout the Midwest to healthcare professionals. As an executive for an educational consulting company, she provided coaching, training and mentoring to managers and higher education executives. Carolyn is currently the program director of the bachelor of Science in Health Science at Sacred Heart University.

Teaching Philosophy:

Carolyn’s teaching philosophy begins with the student. She feels it is her responsibility to provide the support, education and an environment that supports learning. Learning is a life long process that evolves through education and life experiences.

Personal Background:

Carolyn lives and works in Connecticut. She is married with two children.

Professional Memberships:

Certified Coach, Coach Training Alliance (2007)

International Coach Federation, Member; Board Member/ Program Chair,
of the Connecticut Chapter (2008-2010)

Dress for Success, Volunteer Career Coach; Co-Chair Fall Fundraising
Event (2006-7)

University of New Haven, Volunteer Coaching Pilot Project (2007-2010)

Women in Management, Member, Board Member—Programs (2005-6)

Board of Directors, Orange, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Chair Women’s Leadership Networking Group, Orange, Connecticut


Online Adjunct Faculty: Who They Are and Why They Teach. Discussion paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Washington DC, October, 2009.

Building Stronger Teams Together. Facilitated retreat for staff of University College, Sacred Heart University, focusing on identification on individual strengths and their influence on team dynamics. Ridgefield, CT, August, 2009

Work/Life Balance.  Identified key strategies to foster balance between personal and professional obligations for Women in Management. Darien, Connecticut, May 2007

Standards, Standards and More Standards: Development and Implementation in Long-Term CareApproved to give Continuing Education credits by State of Colorado to long term care administrators and head nurses (1988)

Meeting the Challenge in Long-Term Care Approved to give Continuing Education credits by State of Colorado to long term care administrators and head nurses (1988)