Dr. Shea currently holds the position of Director of Faculty Development at Bryant University. Prior to this recent appointment (February, 2011), Bob worked with faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI) to increase student learning and success. He served the University in two capacities: 1) as the Director of the Office of Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation, and 2) as the Assistant Director of the Instructional Development Program.
Before his tenure at URI, Dr. Shea held the position of Dean of the First Year Experience at Pine Manor College (PMC) and also served as the Director of Faculty and Leadership Curriculum Development at PMC's Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility. At that institution Dr. Shea was, in addition, an Associate Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Shea has a strong background in faculty development, assessment, service-learning, community-based research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Most recently, he was selected as a Teagle Assessment Scholar.