Women in Business: Peggy Shadduck, Ph.D.

Peggy Shadduck, Ph.D., is vice president for Kent State University Regional Campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

Shadduck earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College with majors in mathematics and East Asian Studies. After a short stint as an actuary, she went to graduate school, earning a master’s degree in neuroscience from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

A career educator, Shadduck is determined to improve student learning experiences in higher education. She focuses on enhancing academic programs by building partnerships with businesses and industry and embedding experiences from those partnerships into student programming.

Shadduck played an integral role in making Kent State a collaborative partner in Ohio’s new Intel Semiconductor Education and Research Program.