Faculty Development Programs and Evaluation Director

About Shawn

Shawn Patrick, M.A., is the Director of Faculty Development for Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity and an associate faculty member in Technical Communication and Leadership in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Shawn holds a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in education and he is currently a doctoral candidate through the Indiana University School of Education-Indianapolis.

Shawn leads the day-to-day operations of the faculty development unit within FAPDD, including supervision of the staff team. Each year the faculty development team puts on over 150 professional development opportunities and oversees orientation for more than 500 new faculty and providers. He is particularly interested in leadership and organizational development. Much of his research and work focuses on unconscious (implicit) bias and how assumptions about groups underrepresented in STEM infiltrate the hiring process.