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Evelyn Shankus, M.S.

Associate Teaching Professor
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Industrial Organizational Psychology
San Francisco State University
East Stroudsburg University


Professor Shankus is one of the founding faculty members of the Milgard School of Business. Her areas of instruction include managerial communication, and human resources management. Additionally, Professor Shankus is the faculty supervisor of business student internships.

Professor Shankus has done extensive committee work for the UWT since being hired in 1995. Much of her committee work is focused on helping the Business program achieve its AACSB accreditation. She is actively involved and a member of the Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee. As such she has assisted in the development of Distance Learning Policies as well as Planning and Notice of Intent Procedures for new programs seeking development.

Her prior experience includes working as a Human Resources Staffing consultant for numerous banking, advertising and legal clients in the greater San Francisco area and as a temporary employment manager for industrial workers in the South Puget Sound Region.

In addition to her academic and human resources experience, Professor Shankus brings 15 years of experience as a sole proprietor of her jewelry and jewelry making supply business, EvyDaywear.

Scholarly Interests

Professor Shankus’s scholarly interests include a wide variety of industrial psychology topics including staffing and selection validation strategies, the influence of virtual identities on staff relationships and work styles, and communication strategies which focus on building trust and collaboration amongst diverse individuals

Current Research

  • Performance Evaluations
  • Selection Procedures
  • Training and Development of Staff
  • Recruitment
  • Employment Law

Academic Service

  • Member of Milgard School of Business' accreditation committee
  • Member of UWT's accreditation committee
  • Serve as a mentor to many students
  • Participate in planning sessions for Communications curriculum
  • Guest lecture as needed

Honors and Awards

  • Most Inspirational Facutly, Milgard School of Business, nominee 2014 and 2015
  • Grant Recipient - The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility
  • Fellowship recipient - Faculty Writing Fellows
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude - San Francisco State University