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Shelby Vaughn, Ed.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

svaughn@tamu.edu | 979.458.0231
Office Location: 
206 YMCA


Dr. Shelby Vaughn is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In addition to teaching doctoral-level philosophy and research design courses as an adjunct professor for the Department of Education and Administrative Research at the University of West Florida (UWF), she serves as a doctoral dissertation committee member for students of the UWF EdD program. After receiving her undergraduate degree in criminal justice (forensic studies specialization) from UWF, Dr. Vaughn was a medicolegal investigator with the State of Florida, District 1 Medical Examiner’s Office. She returned to UWF and received her master’s degree in health education (health promotion and worksite wellness specialization) and doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction (diversity studies specialization). In her dissertation, Dr. Vaughn examined the influence of personality and transactional distance on online doctoral student program satisfaction.
New to Texas, Dr. Vaughn relocated from Florida, where she was the Assistant Director of the Doctoral Support and Quality Assurance Center at UWF. Her previous position provided her with the ability to assist the doctoral program director with program revision and course creation and the opportunity to assist doctoral students with dissertation content alignment and academic writing assistance. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband (Stefan) and two dogs.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Research Design
  • Assessment
  • Statistics
  • Student Engagement
  • Personality Research