Betty P. Shadrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Betty P. Shadrick has held progressively responsible positions in educational institutions, community-based and state government agencies for nearly three decades. Applying her skills in teaching, counseling, and administration, she has worked to advance the well-being of the under served, economically improvised, and aspiring pre-K, elementary and secondary youths; and undergraduate and graduate students.

Currently, she administers the Graduate Student Recruitment, Retention and Intercultural Relations Office and has worked at the University for 19 years. She is also an adjunct professor in the Africana Studies Department, regularly teaches a Black Religion course and Urban Education courses for the School of Education . Her expertise as a workshop facilitator is well-known and she has facilitated workshops locally, nationally, and internationally on diverse topics such as sisterly relations, spirituality and wellness, self empowerment, the graduate application process, effective decision-making, multicultural education, and indicators of academic success for African American college students, to name a few.

Her educational preparation includes B. S. –Elementary Education from Grambling State University , M.S. and CAS (Certificate of Advanced Standing) in Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University at Albany , SUNY. She is cited in Who’s Who in American, Outstanding Women of the 21st Century, and is a recipient of the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.