As Director of Advising, Dr. Shadix oversees advising and co-curricular supports for the College of Health Sciences (CHS). He also serves as the primary advisor for exploratory undergraduate students and pre-professional students interested in graduate or professional programs within CHS. He has a PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation from University of Kentucky; he also earned BA degrees in Political Science and Sociology and a MEd in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Shadix's research and professional interests include: college access and success barriers, individual and community literacy in health behaviors and systems, identity-related impact experiences and histories, and qualitative methodology.
Prior to coming to CHS in 2013, Dr. Shadix worked in residence life at University of Central Florida supervising 21 staff serving an area of 700 residential students, including two living-learning programs, one centered on health and wellness and another in sophomore year experience. He began working in higher education in 2004 and has experience in admissions, advising, residence life, new student programs, and institutional advancement.
Outside of the office Dr. Shadix enjoys recreational fitness (volleyball, wallyball, and "fun running"), going to the theater, listening to live music, and quality time with family and friends.