Shantelle K. Jenkins
Shantelle K. Jenkins is Associate Professor and Associate MPA Director at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Dr. Jenkins works with faculty, professional staff, and students on interdisciplinary project teams. Previously, Dr. Jenkins served as an instructor for the George V. Voinovich Academy for Excellence in Public Service located at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus and began her career as a research assistant for the Ohio Department of Education in 2001.
A strong advocate for students and faculty development, particularly the inclusion and success of students and faculty from historically underrepresented groups, Dr. Jenkins is a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students. As a faculty member, she participates in the Diverse Faculty Mentoring Program here at OHIO, is a member of the Schedule Planning & Coordinator Committee, and LMS Evaluation Committee. Currently, Dr. Jenkins serves on the executive board for ACE Women OHIO where she works collaboratively with partners across the state to increase the number of women in leadership positions in higher education.
Dr. Jenkins worked at Mount Vernon Nazarene University as the Associate Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies and Associate Professor of Leadership, in the Jetter School of Professional Studies and Program Coordinator for Leadership. Dr. Jenkins was tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that programs were consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the University. She was also the chief author and final reviewer of all new programs and degree proposals, served on the President’s Campus Leadership Team, and was the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
In 2020, Dr. Jenkins was selected as one of 25 international participants for the inaugural Executive Leadership Academy sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In addition to her academic service and scholarship teaching business and leadership majors, Dr. Jenkins has guest lectured on topics related to inclusive pedagogy, women in leadership, and student learning assessment. Her research interests include executive coaching, women in leadership, succession planning, equity and inclusion, and faculty development. She has presented at both national and international conferences and enjoys serving her community through philanthropic efforts.
Dr. Jenkins has a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University.