Shani Shillingford

Dr. Shani Shillingford is an Instructor in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Shillingford is a native of Dominica. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Midwestern State University, Texas in 2006 and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology with a minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011. Dr. Shillingford worked with the Tobago Health Authority from 2008-2009 to establish a Child and Adolescent Center and also provided counseling and assessment services. Prior to joining Ross University in May 2013, she worked as the Clinical Psychologist for the Ministry of Education in Dominica providing services to schools through counseling and teacher training. She has a keen interest in helping students meet their full potential and is enjoying her work in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Shillingford is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Shillingford was instrumental in the formation of the Dominica Psychological Society. Read more about the DPS here.

Shillingford, S. and Karlin, N. J. (2013).The role of intrinsic motivation in the academic pursuits of nontraditional students. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 25: 91–102. doi: 10.1002/nha3.20033

Shillingford, S. and Karlin, N. J. (2013). Preservice teachers’ self-efficacy and knowledge of emotional and behavioural disorders. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, DOI: 10.1080/13632752.2013.840958