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Eileen Schiffer, Ph.D.

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Eileen Schiffer, Ph.D.
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220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301

Dr. Eileen Schiffer is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist (Ph.D.) with extensive experience in education, as an instructor, course designer, program administrator, and faculty trainer, mentor and coach.  Throughout her career, she has been an advocate and driver for high quality online adult education. As the Curriculum Specialist and Faculty Lead for School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs in Sustainable Business, she implemented quality improvement processes to assure best practices in support of students.

How can recognition and appreciation of the ways and reasons we think, feel, learn, and behave as we do, individually, increase our well-being and our progress toward our personal and professional goals? How can acceptance and celebration of the different ways and reasons of others’ thoughts, feelings, values, and behaviors help us work together – in all areas of our lives – to our mutual benefit?  These are questions that serve as foundations for all of Eileen’s study and teaching.

Environmentalists, other scientists, community activists, educators, politicians, business leaders - all of us - must find ways to share our knowledge, skills, and talents, and to effectively collaborate to create a sustainable future.

Currently, Eileen is devoted to developing an MBA in Sustainability Leadership program that will integrate commitments to sustainability, ethical intercultural leadership, and the practical business tools and knowledge necessary to ensure organizational success.

"“The cross pollination of disciplines is fundamental to truly revolutionary advances in our culture.” "

Neil deGrasse Tyson



 Ph.D. Industrial Organizational Psychology; University of South Florida

M.A. Industrial Organizational Psychology; University of South Florida

B.A. Psychology; University of South Florida

  • Graduate level coursework in Education, including learning theories, curriculum development, psychometrics, and instructional design for microcomputers.
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems Management, Marylhurst University. Oregon
  • Certification (in house) to deliver MBTI feedback, Entrepreneurial Workshops, Life stages/Retirement seminars.
  • Faculty training:  Adult Education, Distance Education, Problem Based Learning, APA guidelines, Facilitating Small Groups.
  • Selected member of a year-long Online Teaching Innovations Cohort, focused on assessing and improving online course quality.

Memberships: Sigma Beta Delta; The Global Education Conference Network



Schiffer, E.F. (2011).  Resistance to Change: Implications of Individual Differences in Expression of Resistance to Change.  Dissertation.  University of South Florida, 123; 3443923



Schiffer, E. F. (February, 2018). Time-saving tips for teaching large online classes. Faculty Focus Premium. 


Schiffer, E.F. (November, 2017). Teaching adult students with considerable professional expertise. Faculty Focus.


Schiffer, E. F. (2017). The dreaded team assignment: developing essential leadership skills. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 92(4), 30-35.


Schiffer, Eileen (February, 2017). Tapping into the power of your introverts. Supervision, 78 (2), 23-26. (February, 2017)


Schiffer, E.F. (Feb, 2013). Tips for online instructors: Managing files, feedback, and workload. Faculty Focus.


Schiffer, E.F. (Feb, 2013). The learning relationships of online education. Marylhurst University Blog.


Schiffer, E. (2012). Is an online MBA a worthwhile investment in your future? Oregon Planner’s Journal (23-24).






Incorporating Sustainability into Business School Curricula: From Design to Implementation and Back Again (Susan Marcus and Eileen Schiffer); 2018 International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability in Australia.



  • Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching Award
  • Merit Awards in recognition of Exemplary Teaching
  • Faculty Spotlight Recognition
  • Recognized peer reviewer for Global Conference on Business and Economics