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Shawnee Meek

Shawnee Meek
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Copeland 402


M.A., Human Resources Management, Webster University
B.S., Organizational Communication, Kennesaw State University

Research Interests


Professional Experience

Director, Human Resources Certificate Program
Executive Coach, Faculty Advisor, and Assistant Director, Emerging Leaders
Assistant Director, Global Consulting Program, Ancona, Italy
Train-the-Trainer: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence & Interpersonal Communication, GallopNYC
Trainer and Consultant: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Criticism, and Difficult Conversations, Stirling Ultracold, a division of Global Cooling
Facilitator and Trainer, Workplace Ethics and Etiquette, Tri-County Career Center, HAPCAP Community Action, Work and Learn Program
Learning Community Instructor and Academic Advisor, Adjunct, Ohio University
Assistant to the Secretary to the Board Trustees and Office of the President, Ohio University
Human Resources Recruiter and Associate, Elsevier, Marine Corps Community Services, and Think Resources
Selected Publications
Rist, S., Meek, S., & Tucker, M. L. (2021). Accentuating the positive: Can student positivity withstand a pandemic? Research in Higher Education Journal, 40, 1-12. https://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/203315.pdf
Tucker, M. L., Pueschel, A., Uzuegbunam, I., Jordan, K., and Meek, S. (2020). Change is happening at hyper speed: Is management education keeping up? Journal of Scholastic Inquiry. https://issuu.com/csiresearch/docs/journal_of_scholastic_inquiry-education-fall_2020
Jordan, K., Meek, S., Pueschel, A., Tucker, M. (2020). Story Tactics for Leaders: Select, Sharpen, and Shape before Sharing. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies. https://doi.org/10.18848/2324-7649/CGP/v14i02/19-26
Meek, S., Tucker, M. L., Pueschel, A., Jordan, K. (2019). Introducing Business Communication Students to the Power of Positivity: Providing one Approach. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 22. http://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/182941.pdf


Outstanding Research Collaboration of the Year, Department of Management, Ohio University, 2021
Best Paper Award, CSI Conference, and published in the CSI conference Proceedings and Journal, 2020
Outstanding Team of the Year, Department of Management, Ohio University, 2020
Golden Brick Award, Meritorious contributions to Ohio University’s College of Business marketing, communication and student recruitment efforts, 2019        
Outstanding Team of the Year, Department of Management, Ohio University, 2019           
Best Paper Award, AABRI International Conference, and published in the AABRI International Conferences Proceedings and Journal, 2018        
Recipient of ‘Breaking the Barriers’ community award for Women’s History Month for volunteer work at United Campus Ministries soup kitchen; Athens, Ohio, 1997



Shawnee Meek teaches strategic business communication, organizational behavior, human resources management, and leadership. She is a SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) certified professional. She provides positive workplace culture, leadership, communication, and executive presence training for both national and international partners and organizations such as Sogeti, LAIOB, Global Cooling, and GallopNYC.

Shawnee has a zest for developing others and for the betterment of communities in which she serves. Her dedication and enthusiasm for student success is rooted in positive psychology. She applies positive psychology interventions, learned at the Appreciative Advising Institute, in the classroom, coaching student teams, leading students, and working in faculty teams. Shawnee supports student success outside the classroom through aiding in student led campaigns for foundations. Her most memorable contributions included teaching in a Cookie Monster costume, participating in the MSA sponsored mud run, and co-leading the #LoveAthensKeepItLocal CoB Instagram Campaign.

In her free time, you can find Shawnee on an adventure. Some of her favorite adventures include experiencing the performing arts, reading fiction and happiness books, biking, ziplining, rock climbing, dancing, Zumba-ing, traveling, hiking in her woods, Sedona and Phoenix, the Appalachian Trail, and the Great Wall of China.