Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold


Shaunna Payne Gold, Ed.D. is a skilled educator, a fiery speaker, informative blogger, and passionate minister. Dr. Gold has stepped on to large stages and into small classrooms with her approachable style, self-deprecator humor, and high octane messages. Her messages continue to bring value to large organizations, groups, and individuals alike. Given her social media presence, accessibility, and early adoption of technology, Dr. Gold is sky-rocketing as one who brings value to everyone she encounters.

Despite being a first-generation college student, Dr. Gold persisted to the doctorate. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University, a Masters of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite University, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University in 2010.

Dr. Gold is the definition of dedication, hard work, self-determination, and discipline. She has a demonstrated consistently positive track record as a teacher, facilitator, writer, speaker, and preacher. Dr. Gold is a very proud Ironman 70.3 triathlete and boymom to Trai & Kendrick.


Addresses and Consultations


Scholarly Regional and National Presentations


Published Scholarly Articles

Consulting, Training, and Speaking Topics

  • Inclusive Administration

    - Inclusive Administrators

    - Best Practices for New DEI Professionals

  • Diversity 101

    - At a Loss for Words: Finding Language to Discussion Inclusion & Equity

    - Dismantling Bias and Building Inclusivity

  • Diversity 201

    - Intersections of Diversity

    - Inclusive Administrators

    - Best Practices for NEW DEI Professionals

  • Diversity 301

    - Allyship

    - Inclusive Teaching & Learning


    - Preparing Chief Diversity Officers

  • Diversity 401

    - Difficult Dialogues: Building Skill Sets for Tough Conversations

  • Organizational Development

    Multicultural Organizational Audits

    - Diversity Strategic Planning

    - Change Management for Inclusive Organizations

  • The “New Normal”: Re-Imagining Higher Education

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