As the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian (HSSCL) Shannon plans, promotes, and provides library information and data literacy through direct teaching and instructional services, resources training, and research support addressing the needs of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and faculty in the clinical and health sciences at Bay Path University. She serves as the primary point of contact for scholarly communications matters including the use of Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, digital repositories, and management of the Hatch Learning Commons website. She is also specializes in research methodology and supervises graduate students in their master's and doctoral capstones.
She has over 25 years of experience teaching genetics, biology, cell biology, microbiology, and neuroscience courses at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Greenfield Community College. She holds Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science, Biological Science, and Cell & Molecular Biology as well as a PhD in Biomedical Science. Her post-doctoral research focused on the genetic and molecular development of cancer as well as neurodegenerative diseases. She has published several scholarly papers, written several book chapters, and received multiple grants for research and to create OER for science courses.