• Doctor of Education, Columbia University Teacher's College, New York, N.Y., 1999
  • Master of Science, Columbia University Teacher's College, New York, N.Y., 1998
  • Master of Arts, New York University, New York, N.Y., 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 1992

Shannon Gifford is a professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Springfield College. Prior to joining the faculty at Springfield College, she taught health, physical education, and athletic training courses at Adelphi University, The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and John Jay College, CUNY. Gifford has also worked as a health teacher in the Clarkstown Central School District and the Yonkers Public School System. She serves as a consultant for many private and public health organizations and is currently working as an advocate for health education in the public schools.

Research Interests

  • Human sexuality
  • Health promotion for children and adolescents
  • Pedagogy in health education
  • Social justice

Courses Taught

  • Consumer and Environmental Health
  • Methods and Materials of Health and Family Consumer Science
  • Human Sexuality
  • Violence Prevention and Psychosocial Health
  • Proposal Design
  • Independant Study Proposal and Design