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Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, Respect.

Shanon Dickerson

Shanon Dickerson

Shanon Dickerson

Personal Information


M. A. in Spanish, Northern Illinois University, Spring 2003
M.A. in Sociology, Northern Illinois University, Spring 2002
Certificate of Graduate Study in Women's Studies, Northern Illinois University, Spring 2003
B. A. in Spanish, Illinois College, Spring 2000
Minors: Business Administration and Sociology


Study Abroad
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, Summer 2001
Forester Instituto Internacional, San José, Costa Rica, Summer 1999


Instructor (Foreign Language), Carl Sandburg College, Fall 2009-present
Adjunct Instructor (Spanish), Heartland Community College, Fall 2007- Spring 2009
Instructor (Spanish), Illinois College, Spring 2004-Fall 2006
Adjunct Instructor (Sociology), Illinois Central College, Summer 2004 and 2005
Teaching Assistant, (Women’s Studies), Northern Illinois University, Fall 2002-Spring 2003


Professional Awards

Most Inspirational Teacher Award - Western Illinois University
Faculty Member of the Year - Carl Sandburg College
Diversity Award - Heartland Community College
Committee, Team and Group Service Award - Heartland Community College
HCC Award - Heartland Community College
Faculty Collaboration Award - Illinois College



Conference Presentations

Illinois Sociological Association Conference Co-Presenter and Panelist (Galesburg, IL)

Consortium for Illinois Learning Communities Symposium Co-Presenter (Chicago, IL)

Illinois Community College Faculty Association Conference  Co-Presenter and Panelist (Springfield, IL)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Conference Co-Presenter (Chicago, IL)


John F. Stolte and Shanon Fender. 2007. “Framing Social Values: An Experimental Study of Culture and
Cognition.” Social Psychology Quarterly



U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Grant (UISFL),

“Strengthening International Studies and Foreign Languages at Illinois Community Colleges Consortium”

Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant,

“Indigenous Voices at the Frontier of the Globalized World: Bolivia and Peru"