Eileen Schiffer Ph.D.

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Eileen Schiffer, Ph.D.

Eileen Schiffer Ph.D.

Lecturer in Psychology


  1. Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida
  2. M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida
  3. B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida


I am an Industrial Organizational Psychologist (PhD) who has been fortunate to have had a wide range of opportunities to support students and clients in their pursuits of their professional goals. Those experiences have included individual counseling, comprehensive project management, program development and evaluation, and training and support of others who shared a commitment to facilitating academic and professional growth of students and clients.

I began my career consulting for several Fortune 100 companies, creating career resources centers and services, developing leadership succession programs, and counseling and coaching employees at all levels in their career planning processes, including those who were in crisis as a result of organizational reductions in force. Eventually I transitioned into higher education, where I continued my service as a professor, course designer, program administrator and innovator, and faculty trainer, mentor and coach.  

Since my transition to the world of academia, I have been an advocate and driver for high quality online adult education. I have developed processes, guides and tools that facilitated faculty and student transitions during significant change initiatives. I have served as the Curriculum Specialist for School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs, as a contributor to the School of Business Strategic Planning, Curriculum Mapping, and Accreditation processes, and as Faculty Lead for both Development in Excellence Initiatives and for New Faculty Onboarding and Support. The foci in each of those roles was on program innovation, quality assurance, and – always - on support of faculty and students.

I am a lifelong learner.  In addition to returning to school to earn my PhD after many years of professional work, I’ve completed graduate hours in education and assessment, curriculum development, instructional design, research methods, and psychometrics, and earned a graduate certificate in Sustainable Food Systems Management. I also participated as a selected member of a year-long Online Teaching Innovations Cohort, focused on assessing and improving online course quality. I am currently serving an appointment as a peer reviewer of submissions made to the Scientific & Paper Review Committee of the Global Conference on Business and Economics, which offers me a terrific opportunity to continue to learn from the most current research in the field.

On a personal note: I’m a mom of 3 terrific sons and a wonderful daughter, the loves of my life!

Recent Publications:

Schiffer, E. F. (February, 2018). Time-saving tips for teaching large online classes. Faculty Focus Premium

Schiffer, E.F. (November, 2017). Teaching adult students with considerable professional expertise. Faculty Focus.

Schiffer, E. F. (2017). The dreaded team assignment: developing essential leadership skills. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 92(4), 30-35.

Schiffer, Eileen (February, 2017). Tapping into the power of your introverts. Supervision, 78 (2), 23-26.