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Shakenna Williams, PhD

Lead Faculty, Business

PhD, Capella University, Organization and Management
MBA, Oklahoma City University, Integrated Marketing and Communications
BS, Babson College, Finance and Investments

Shakenna K. Williams received her doctorate from Capella University. Her dissertation is entitled Talent management and retention in small family-owned businesses: A multiple-case qualitative study.

She also holds a MBA in Integrated Marketing and Communications from Oklahoma City University, and a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College.

Fields of expertise include Organizational Development, Talent Management, Entrepreneurship, Small Family Businesses, Sales and Marking, and Operations Management.

In addition to her teaching work, Shakenna is the Deputy Academic Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Babson College.

Shakenna is passionate about Adult Education. She is an active community member who volunteers with many organizations promoting women and young girls to pursue higher education. Shakenna is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; The Links, Incorpoated; The Academy of Management; Council for Independent Colleges; and the Institute of Management Consultants. She enjoys interacting with youth and non-profits.

In addition, she offers guidance to business owners regarding entrepreneurship and community development. Regardless of the endeavor, Shakenna exhibits her passion and true commitment for excellence and empowering others. She also loves to travel and spend time with her family.