Graduate Studies Staff
Dr. Richard Stevens
|Title||Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs|
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|Dr. Richard Stevens currently serves as Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs at Shepherd University.
Dr. Stevens was instrumental in the development of the CSDA program and has taught in the program since 2006. He joined the program as a full-time faculty in 2008. Collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs has resulted in 20 assistantships.
He has focused much of his energy on social justice and multicultural issues. He co-founded Shepherd University’s Civility Response Team and serves as Sexual Asssault Victim Advocate. He has been a national presenter on sexual orientation and gender identity topics and has training as a sexual assault victim advocate and sexual harassment prevention trainer.
Dr. Stevens was recognized with as the 2010 Shepherd University Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. He was recognized in 2012 as one of ACPA’s Diamond Honoree for service to the association and profession and 2016 with the Annuit Coeptis Award for contributions to the profession. He received the 2016 Storer College Faculty Award for his social justice work in and out of the classroom. He is a member of Chi Sigma Alpha-Student Affairs Honorary, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi,and Mensa.
Dr. Stevens received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, his M.S. from Iowa State University and his BA from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Stevens and his husband currently live in Herndon, VA. In his spare time, he enjoys Taekwondo, running, MMOs, and genealogy.
|Contact For||All graduate programs and certificates.|
Dr. Sharon Mailey
|Title||Acting Dean of Education and Professional Studies, Director of Nursing Education|
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|Contact For||Doctor of Nursing Practice|
Dr. Ben Martz
|Title||Dean of College of Business|
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|Contact For||Master of Business Administration|
Dr. Ann Wendle
|Title||CSDA Program Coordinator|
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|Contact For||Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration|
Dr. Belinda Mitchell
|Title||MACI Program Coordinator|
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|Contact For||Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction|
Dr. LeAnn Johnson
|Title||MAT Program Coordinator|
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|Contact For||Master of Arts in Teaching|
Dr. George Ray
|Title||DAIS Program Coordinator|
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|Contact For||Master of Science - Data Analytics and Information Systems|
|Title||Director of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning|
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|Karen Rice is the Director of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning at Shepherd University. She was hired to head up the new Lifelong Learning initiative at Shepherd in August, 2011. Karen worked as a graduate assistant in the Advising Assistance Center at Shepherd University for two years while pursuing her master’s degree in Business Administration at the university which she completed in 2012. She became full time in July 2013 to also direct the Office of Continuing Education. Karen is a board member of the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University and chair of the Education Committee.
Prior to moving to the Eastern Panhandle with her husband, Bill, Karen worked for BB&T in Charleston, WV as a trust officer. She was previously employed by Jackson Kelly as a pension benefit administrator. She served as president and treasurer on The Arts Centre board, treasurer of the West Virginia Symphony League Board, was an assistant troop leader for the Girl Scouts, sang in Masterworks at Shepherd University and has assisted in several area fundraisers such as the March of Dimes Chef’s Auction, Panhandle Home Health Mini-Golf Tournament, CASA Purse Auction, and annual campaign for the Girl Scouts.
Karen grew up in Richmond, Virginia and received her bachelor of science degree in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University.
|Title||Program Specialist and Administrative Associate|
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|Sherry Donovan serves as a program specialist and administrative associate, assisting with student recruitment and admissions, financial aid, registration, and business processes for the Graduate Studies and Continuing Education office. Ms. Donovan earned an associate of science degree in business administration and an associate of arts in psychology from Hagerstown Community College and a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Frostburg State University’s Hagerstown campus. Ms. Donovan earned a Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration at Shepherd University in May 2017. She worked as an admissions representative for HCC and as a recruiter/advisor for HCC’s Alternative Energy Technology program from 2010 to 2013.|