Dr. Sheila Gregory’s formal training is in higher education leadership where she has served since 1994. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, Michigan and her Masters of Public Administration, with a concentration in Health Care Administration, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Gregory’s received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with ‘merits distinction,’ for her dissertation, The Economic and Psychosocial Factors Which Influence Career Mobility Among African America Female Professors.
Dr. Gregory began her academic career as a faculty member and counselor for the College Discovery program, at Kingsborough Community College, with the City University of New York. She taught Educational Leadership and Higher Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and ten became Director of Marketing and Public Relations, with a faculty line in the department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education. She served on the faculty of her Alma Mater, Wayne State University, in Administrative and Organizational Studies, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she currently resides. While in Georgia, she served as a part-time Faculty Mentor for Fielding Graduate University, in the School of Educational Leadership and Change, in Santa Barbara, California for 5 years. While with Fielding, she wrote the first draft of the Higher Education Study Guide that contained the content for the new concentration. She served as a full professor in the department of educational leadership and higher education at Clark Atlanta University, where she was the lead faculty to develop the first fully online doctoral degree in higher education leadership at a Historically Black College and University.