“I support education research because of the commitment to sharing quality teaching practices that engage all types of learners and their communities. As a communications specialist, my work helps connect people with the information they need in ways that are most meaningful to them.”
Shaundi’s work as communications specialist allows her to provide stakeholders with clear and accessible information about the research and practices that can foster an education system which engages all students and communities.
At Marzano Research, Shaundi develops communications plans, contributes content for educational and promotional materials, aids in the dissemination of internal communications, and promotes researchers and their work through social media. She also provides strategic insight on projects and events, effective presentation strategies for researchers, and technical support for webinars. Shaundi’s skills include photography, radio/television production, editing, graphic design, website development and content management, blogging, and hybrid/online course design.
Shaudi has experience in event coordinating, marketing, public relations, service learning, and research. Her academic research has focused on disability rights and higher education, and she has presented on strategies for public-speaking pedagogy. She has identified novel ways to utilize technologies that enhance student engagement and learning in the classroom and has shared best practices for teaching nontraditional learners, including students with disabilities. She has taught communications studies at the postsecondary level and has a background in quantitative and qualitative methods.
Shaundi is working toward a doctorate in communications studies at the University of Denver. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies and public address from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Indiana University.