Dr. Shannon Brady

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Wake Forest University

About Dr. Shannon Brady

Shannon Brady is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research examines how people make meaning of their experiences and the consequences of that meaning-making for well-being, relationships, and achievement. In particular, she focuses on how institutional practices and messages--especially in education--can affect students in ways that perpetuate, exacerbate, or mitigate inequality. She is one of the leading experts on students' psychological experiences of academic probation. Prior to graduate school, she was an elementary and middle school teacher on the Oglala Lakota Reservation in South Dakota.