Shannon has been working with state and national level committees on diversity and instruction throughout her twelve years in higher education. Shannon has conducted and published research, and delivered speeches and workshops, on the topics of learning and inclusion. From becoming the first Residency Librarian at Towson University in 2009, to chairing campus-wide Diversity Committees; her work in inclusion and anti-racism has been the focus of how she creates classroom experiences, as well as her work with colleagues. Shannon relies on social constructivist teaching and heavily opposes deficit models when it comes to student and adult learning. Shannon believes in flattening power structures in order to create engaging educational experiences with students and colleagues on anti-racism.
Shannon Simpson, Senior Consultant
“There's all the difference in the world between having something to say, and having to say something.” - John Dewey