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Shannon Blake

Position: Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Doctoral Student

Columbia, South Carolina, United States


Talks about

#highereducation, #diversitymatters, #microaggressions, #communicatebetter, and #leadershipdevelopment

Shannon Blake Bio

Shannon R. Blake-Lynch is an analytical higher education professional with a passion for critical thinking, writing, and fostering an appreciation for classical teaching methods. With an innate ability to prioritize important deadlines and maintain impeccable organization, Shannon is known for her friendly and personable approach to advising. Her profound expertise encompasses leadership, language, and rhetorical communications, coupled with a deep commitment to inspiring others.


  • University of South Carolina

    • Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Jun 2023 - Present)
    • University Lecturer (Aug 2017 - Present)
      • Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
      • Skills: Rhetorical Analysis, Analytical Skills, Curriculum Development
  • University of South Carolina

    • English Instructor (Aug 2013 - May 2017)
      • Location: Columbia, South Carolina Area
      • Notable Achievements: Tracked student progress, implemented action plans for improvement, and utilized various teaching aids to motivate over 50 students.
      • Skills: Rhetorical Analysis
  • Master Writer & Editor

    • Asec Interactive (Dec 2013 - Dec 2014)
      • Location: Lexington, South Carolina
      • Key Responsibilities: Developed and proofed web content, maintained brand voice for multiple clients, excelled in a fast-paced environment, and applied best practices for social media optimization.
      • Skills: Writing, Editing, Brand Voice, Social Media Optimization


  • Gwynedd Mercy University

    • Doctor of Education - EdD, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration (Apr 2021 - May 2024)
  • University of South Carolina

    • Master of Fine Arts - MFA, Creative Writing/Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Aug 2010 - May 2013)
  • University of South Carolina

    • Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Creative Writing (2010 - 2013)
  • University of South Carolina

    • Bachelor's degree, English Literature and Public Relations and Advertising (2005 - 2009)
      • Notable Courses: Intro to Rhetoric, English Literature, Mass Communications, Writing for Mass Communications, and more.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Conflicts of Interest (CITI Program, Aug 2022)
  • Social and Behavioral Research (CITI Program, Aug 2022)
  • Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research (CITI Program, Aug 2022)
  • Students and Instructors (CITI Program, Aug 2022)


  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Analytical Skills
  • Curriculum Development
  • Copy Editing
  • Public Speaking


  • World Higher Education Ranking Summit (Jun 2021 - Present)

    • Associated with Gwynedd Mercy University
    • WHERS is a platform for leading higher education stakeholders from around the world to be a part of the new ranking engine UNIRANKS which will help students determine the best university according to their personal needs.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug 2013 - Present)

  • Association of Writers and Writing Professionals (Aug 2012 - Present)


  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
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