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Shannon Morrison

  • Asst Dir., Acad And Assessment, Center for Aviation Studies
  • 240 Bolz Hall
    2036 Neil Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-8028


Shannon McLoughlin Morrison, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director, Academics and Program Assessment for the Center for Aviation Studies. In this role, Dr. Morrison maintains the Center’s academic accreditation through the Aviation Accreditation Board, International. Dr. Morrison also manages all curricular changes and program assessments that occur within the Center.

Dr. Morrison acts as the Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, she has brought guest speakers like Captain Barrington Irving to campus, and created the first of its kind conference the Global Conference on Diversity in Aviation, Aerospace, and STEM. She also conducts research on how to bring more underrepresented students into STEM fields.

Her educational background includes two Master’s degrees (will be finishing a third May 2020) and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership.

In her personal life, Shannon is an avid runner and has been bitten by the travel bug. She has run a race on three continents and four countries as well as eight different states. Dr. Morrison has two cats, Burgess and Buffy, a rabbit named Beatrix, and her husband Nick, a pilot, is a graduate of the aviation program at Ohio State.



June 2015, participant in the “Attracting the Next Generation to Aviation” panel at the Airline Pilot Shortage? Myths, Facts, and Solutions Conference hosted by the Airline Pilots Association, International

April 2015, participant on the “Attracting the Next Generation to Aviation” panel at the National Pilot Supply Summit hosed by The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies.