Shari L. Payne, Ed.D.
Dean of Engaged Learning (Office of the Provost)
412-397-6235 phone (M)
412-397-6847 fax
Patrick Henry 303

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Communication and Information Systems, Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Writing, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University, Engaged Learning, Financial Aid, Student Support Services
  • University of Pittsburgh, Admissions and Financial Aid

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Past research has primarily focused on factors that influence retention and graduation rates, including demographic factors, student loan borrowing, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. Recent research focuses on student engagement areas and their impact on retention and graduation rates.


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