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Shannon Lynn Burton, PhD

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Shannon Lynn Burton, PhD, is the Associate University Ombudsperson at Michigan State University, as well as the Research Integrity Coordinator. In these roles she has sought out ways to build a culture of academic integrity by restructuring and institutionalizing the Academic Integrity Consortium, which she directs, as well as by engaging faculty, staff and students in other venues to address this issue at a grassroots level. Shannon seeks to give voice to issues on campus including those affecting student rights and responsibilities, as well as student success. Her accomplishment in these endeavors is evidenced by her receipt of a 2010 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award and 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA), as well as the 2013 Distinguished Civilian Michigan State University ROTC Service Award and MSU's 2014 Student Veteran Supporter of the Year. Her research interests, as well as teaching interests, include ombuds practice, academic advising, academic integrity, ethics and legal issues, and organizational culture.

Shannon serves the broader professional community through her work on the International Ombudsman Association’s (IOA) as one of the inaugural co-chairs for the Research and Assessment Committee for IOA and as a newly appointed Co-Editor for the Journal of the IOA. Additionally, Shannon is Michigan State University’s lead representative to the International Center for Academic Integrity. Finally, Shannon continues to serve in leadership roles for NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising, as she has since 2006. Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Research Committee as well as a reviewer for the NACADA Journal and as a consultant for NACADA's Consultants and Speakers Bureau.