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Dr. Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud

Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., Professor of Management, is the Dean of the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry.  She is a former McKnight Doctoral Fellow and McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellow.  Dr. Friday-Stroud received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Florida International University and her BS and MBA from Florida A&M University. She has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers several times.  Dr. Friday-Stroud has taught Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Negotiations, Strategic Management, and other management-related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Her research interests include issues pertaining to diversity, mentoring, intergroup relations, and other organizational behavior topics. 

 She was featured in the January 2, 2003 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education as a “Standout Scholar.”  Dr. Friday-Stroud has also self-published two books, Take A.C.T.I.O.N.® and Cultivate Your S.P.I.R.I.T®. The books offer professionals and individuals a simple holistic process for accomplishing more of their personal and professional goals in less time with less effort and stress.

Dr. Friday-Stroud has over 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of strategic planning, leadership training, diversity course development and training, employee attitudinal assessments, workload analysis, strategic market assessment, team building, computer training, financial literacy training, conflict resolution and management, employee-management relations liaison, standards of performance, mentoring strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation, formulating departmental vision and mission statements, and program evaluation.  She has provided consulting services for organizations such as the National Bar Association, Frenchtown Credit Union, Florida A&M University, General Mills, Eli Lilly and Company, Ford Motor Company, Mentor Exchange, Inc., The Houston Chronicle, New Orleans Parish School District, Miami Police Department, United States Tennis Association, Dade County (FL) Beacon Council, and Florida Memorial College to name a few. Dr. Friday-Stroud serves on the Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) Advisory Board, the Leon County Research and Development Authority’s Board of Governors, and as the 2012-2013 President of the National HBCU Business Deans Roundtable.   Dr. Friday-Stroud has been appointed by the governor of the State of Florida and confirmed by the Florida Senate as a consumer member of the Florida Board of Respiratory Care.  She has served as the Board’s Chair, Vice Chair, and Budget Liaison.







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