Sara Ann Shaw, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Career and Technical Education

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Professional Summary

Dr. Sara Shaw received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Career, Technical, and Postsecondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During her time at UNLV, she was the Co-Director for the Rebel Academy and the Program Manager for the Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation. She was named a 2019 NC State Postsecondary Research Fellow, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, to enhance and build postsecondary CTE research at universities. Her research includes female leadership in higher education, current issues in CTE, and Inclusion, Access, Equity, and Diversity in CTE. Presently, she is preparing research centering around the intersection of identity and career-decision-making in female leadership in higher education, empathy in ARL teacher preparation programs, preparing an equitable workforce, and extant web technologies for CTE research. 

Education

PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Career, Technical, and Postsecondary Education 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas  

Areas of Expertise

  • Career, Technical, and Postsecondary Education

Research Interests

  • Gender Equity in Higher Education Leadership
  • Career, Technical, and Postsecondary Education  

Recent Publications

Shaw, S., & Hernandez-Gantes, V. (2021). The status of female executive leadership in postsecondary education.  Educational Research: Theory and Practice, 32(2), 1-16.

Shaw, S., Gordon, H., Xing, X., & Carroll, M. (2019). Why re-evaluating apprenticeship programs matter to the workforce and postsecondary. The CTE Journal, 7(2), 60-73.

Gordon, H., Shaw, S., & Xing, X. (2019). Content analysis of subject matter topics at career and technical education research and professional development conferences: 2009- 2016. Workforce Education Forum. 39(1), 28-35.

Gordon, H., Shaw, S., & Xing, X. (2019). Analysis of subject matter topics presented at AERA’s CTE annual meetings. The CTE Journal. 7(2), 1-9.

Carroll, M., Shaw, S., & Schrader, P. (2019). Virtual reality for career and technical education. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1355-1363). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Professional Organizations

  • Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
  • Association of Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER)
  • Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
  • Nevada Association of Career and Technical Education (NACTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
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