College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Shafer earned her Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University. She also has a Master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Publications include an article in Journal of Politics. She started teaching at Walden University in 2009 and also supervises Ph.D. dissertations. Her research interests include policy development at the state level as well as women in politics.