Amanda Shaffer is Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Case Western Reserve University.
Formerly, as Project Director for Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL), Ms. Shaffer led the implementation and administration of the three-year grant, as well as providing teaching materials for the leadership development program, team coaching and coordinating annual plenaries.
Amanda received two subwards, in 2011 and 2012, from FORWARD, a joint program of the George Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE leadership award. The award was to design and conduct three regional career development programs (to Tenure and Beyond: Building an Intentional Career in STEM) for pre-tenure women professors from six Northern Ohio research universities. A collaboration with the Flora Stone Mather Cenetr for Women, each To Tenure and Beyond program featured multiple day-long workshops, individual coaching and the development of a career plan. A book chapter about the project is in preparation.
Since 2004 Amanda has developed and implemented campus-wide climate improvement activities for faculty at Case Western Reserve University. She served as the CWRU Interim Faculty Diversity Officer from 2007 to 2009 where she was responsible for overseeing faculty affirmative action and investigating allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination. Prior to that, as the Manager of Faculty Diversity and Development, Amanda trained faculty search committees, created and led the faculty cultural competency sessions and conducted workshops on subtle bias in promotion and tenure evaluation. From 2001 to 2004 she was a Consultant on Research Ethics for the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science also at CWRU.
Amanda is a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC) with International Coach Certification (ACC) and MA in Philosophy from Cleveland State University. Her additional training includes Negotiation and Mediation, Bullying and Mobbing in the Workplace, Mindful Facilitation and a Certificate in Women in Leadership from the Weatherhead School of Management. A founding member of the Ohio Diversity Officers Collaborative (2008), and Red Hen Productions Feminist Theatre (1995), Amanda serves on the boards of local nonprofit organizations and is active in a range of initiatives in her community.