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Shawna L. Lafreniere, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, University College
Phone: (626) 815-5389
Shawna L. Lafreniere, Ph.D., has been a faculty member at APU since 2009. Prior to her arrival, she founded the Christian Higher Education Enrollment Association of Canada and the Canadian Christian College Tour, for which she was nominated twice as one of the “Top 40, Under 40” leaders in Canada. With expertise in leadership studies, gender issues and leadership, student learning assessment, and program review, Lafreniere teaches leadership and research courses and directs the academic and cocurricular assessment and program review activities of the university.


Ph.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
M.A., Leadership, Trinity Western University
B.A., Christian Education, Briercrest College

WASC Assessment Leadership Academy
Certificate of the Seminary, Theology, Briercrest Biblical Seminary


  • University College

Courses Taught

COMM 420 – Conflict Management
LDRS 201 – Foundations for Leadership
LDRS 322 – Leadership Strengths and Skills
LDRS 595 – Capstone Project in Leadership
MLOS 500 – Research in Organizations
MLOS 561 – Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Duke 611, West Campus

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