Dr. Shawn Todd-Boone is a distinguished, award-winning educator and leader with over 25 years of experience in the field of education. Renowned for his innovative approach to educational reform and commitment to enhancing doctoral student progression and retention, Dr. Todd-Boone has significantly contributed to both K-12 and higher education sectors.
His accolades include being named District Teacher of the Year by the Los Angeles Unified School District, highlighting his impact in the second-largest school district in the U.S. Dr. Todd-Boone is a recipient of the Thousand Points of Light Award under President Clinton for his early community service initiatives and partnerships. His unique blend of academic rigor and compassionate leadership has made him a respected figure in the educational community.
Currently, Dr. Todd-Boone is Associate Dean for ACCESS (Advancing Community, Critical Thought, Engagement, Scholarship and Success), Research and Residency. In this role, he oversees critical aspects of the first-year doctoral program and all program-shared courses, including curriculum, assessment, governance and faculty development.
Dr. Todd-Boone's innovative strategies have resulted in significant improvements in student retention and program effectiveness. His leadership extends to the development of comprehensive academic guides and the restructuring of the dissertation process and faculty model, demonstrating his commitment to enhancing the quality and accessibility of doctoral education.