Meet Dr. Shaw

profile2Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Shaw, and I am a management psychologist and instructor at Grand Canyon University, where I teach graduate courses in leadership strategies, personnel management, organizational behavior and development, and cognitive neuroscience. I have worked in supervisory roles, managed small groups, served as a leader in my community, and presented workshops. 

My work with newly promoted business leaders is life-giving in that a sort of loop is created, where the energy you bring and the energy I bring creates a spark that continues to grow as we work together. The spark potentially ignites and a fire ensues that brings light and warmth to the people we serve. Thus the name: Spark307! 

In addition to owning Spark307 and teaching, I am in my third year of learning the Russian language. 

Education and Training:

PhD, Organizational Psychology, Capella University

MS, Organizational Psychology, Walden University, 2009

BS, Math Education, University of Wyoming, 1993

BS, Research Psychology, University of Wyoming, 1989

Core Essentials Program, Coach U, graduate 2010


APA – American Psychological Association

APAGS – American Psychological Association for Graduate Students

SIOP – Socieity of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists

IPPA – International Positive Psychology Association


God, contemplative meditation, family, fitness, yoga, Pilates, weightlifting, reading, people, education, military excellence, listening to my sons, photography and graphic arts design, writing, psychological research, the Russian language and culture, and anything my kids are doing.

“Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life.” G. F. Swift



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