Shanan Farmer, Ph.D.

Full Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Homeland Security
  • Intelligence
  • Counter terrorism
  • Counterproliferation
  • China
  • Middle East
  • North Korea
  • East Asia
  • SE Asia
  • South Asia

Education:

  • National Security Fellow, Harvard University 2010-2011, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, NorthCentral University, San Diego, CA
  • M.S. in National Resource Strategy & Information Strategy Concentration Program, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C
  • Graduate of the Chief Information Officer Certificate Program, DoD, National Defense University
  • Ph.D. (ABD) in Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A. in Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A. in Administration, Columbia University, NY, NY
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Dissertation:

  • Servant Leadership Attributes in Senior Military Officers: A Quantitative Study Examining Demographic Factors

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Homeland Security
  • Intelligence
  • Counter terrorism
  • Counterproliferation
  • China
  • Middle East
  • North Korea
  • East Asia
  • SE Asia
  • South Asia

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Intelligence Analysis Foundations Certification, Intelligence Community Joint Duty Certified, GEOINT Professional Certification.

Select Publications:

  • Farmer, S. Roesler, A. and McDonnell,C. ( 2011, June 7). Keys to nudge Myanmar off nuclear target, Asia Times Online. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/MF07Ae01.html
  • Farmer, S. McDonnell, C. and Roesler, A. (2011, February 19). Dealing with Burma’s nuclear weapons exploration. Harvard Law School National Security Journal. http://harvardnsj.org/2011/02/dealing-with-burmas-nuclear-weapons-exploration/
  • Farmer, S. (December, 2010). The humble leader. The Armed Forces Journal. http://armedforcesjournal.com/the-humble-leader/
  • Site Visitor for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Have conducted over 20 Official Site Visits to Fortune 500 companies, US government agencies, associations, and small businesses.
  • Stein, S., & Farmer, S. (eds) (2004). Connotative learningChicago: Kendal Hunt Publishing.
  • Speaker at the 2004 ACHE National Conference, New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Speaker at the 2004 UNA-USA Model United Nations Summit and Leadership Conference, New York City.
  • Strategic Decision-Making Using An Internet-Based Collaborative Simulation And War Gaming Exercise For Learning About Information Operations  Shanan Farmer, DoD, USA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Vol. 2003, Issue. 1, 2003, pp. 753-755
  • Austin, S.,Collier, K., Cowell, C, Farmer, S., Fischer, S. and et al., (2003).Industrial College of the Armed Forces Industry Studies 2003 "Construction" http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA426502&Location=U2&doc=GetTRD...
  • "Writing Effective Learner Outcomes for Traditional Training."  Invited Speaker at The Transcending the Limits:  Traditional to e-Learning and Beyond", IACET 2001 Conference, Minneapolis, MN. September, 11th, 2001.
  • "Collaborative Tools in High Bandwidth Networks: A Case for E-Learning in a Knowledge Management Environment" International Ed-Media Conference, Tampere, Finland June 30th, 2001.
  • "Service Excellence in Customer Service. Paper Presentation and Proceeding Publication at the " DAU BEYOND 2000" CONFERENCE, University of Maryland, College Park, November 17th, 2000.
  • "How to get published: exploring your options." Paper Presentation and Proceedings Publication at the "DAU BEYOND 2000" CONFERENCE, University of Maryland, College Park, November 18th, 2000.
  • "Using the Web to Deliver Training."  Invited Speaker at The Human Factor in Web-Based Education and Training, IACET 2000 Conference, San Diego, CA. September 19th, 2000.
  • Technology Research Division Reviewer, American Education Research Association (AERA) for AERA 2001, Seattle, WA.
  • Technology Research Division Reviewer, American Education Research Association (AERA) for AERA 2000, New Orleans, LA.
  • "Converting Courses to Video Tele-training," Shanan Farmer and Mollie Smith, pp. 112-116 in The 2000/2001 ASTD Distance Learning Yearbook, Karen Mantyla, ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000
  • "The Virtual University in the New Millennium." SIG at Web Net 99, Honolulu, HI. October 25-30th, 1999.
  •  Farmer, S., Sobieszcyk, F., & Farmer, R. (1999). The Development of an All-in-one Virtual Campus From Ground Zero. World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999(1), 348-353. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/5313 Web Net 99, Honolulu, HI. October 25-30th, 1999.
  • "Training in the 21st Century."  Training and Consulting for the U.S. Secret Service, Washington, D.C. August 29th, 1999.
  • Technology Research Division Reviewer, American Education Research Association (AERA) for AERA 2000, New Orleans, LA.
  • "The Defense Acquisition University Virtual Campus: Integrating administration, learning, and management." Lead-Presenter and Proceedings Publication at the Government Learning Technology Symposium, Washington, D.C., May 4th & 5th, 1999. Proceedings Publication and Presentation.
  • "Getting the Most out of Video Tele-teaching:  Active learning to increase interaction." Paper Presentation and Proceedings Publication at the Government Learning Technology Symposium, Washington, D.C., May 4th & 5th, 1999. Proceedings Publication and Presentation.
  • "Video Teletraining: Improving the Effectiveness in a Civilian and Active Duty Learning Environment."  Paper Presentation and Proceedings Publication at the International Ed-Media/Ed-Telecon Conference, Freiburg, Germany, June 25th, 1998.
  • "How to effectively teach using VideoTeletraining" presentation at the Defense Systems Management College, April 23, 1998.
  • "Optimizing instruction with PowerPoint" workshop presentation at the Defense Systems Management College, March 26th & 27th, 1998.
  • "Political correctness (Cultural Diversity) in the learning environment" presentation at the Defense Acquisition University Conference, February 18-20, 1998.

Select Professional Experience:

  • 2012 – Present: Curriculum & Training Solutions, LLC
    • Title: Independent Consultant
    • Duties: Conduct DAU course equivalency evaluations for different government, state, and private organizations. Evaluations include examining the curriculum, assessments, faculty, and course design.
  • 2010- Present: NorthCentral University
    • Title: Adjunct Professor
    • Duties: teach various business and homeland security graduate courses as well as serve on 20+ doctoral dissertation committees. Have served as chair and subject matter expert member for 20+ successful dissertation defenses.
  • 2003 - Present: Department of Defense, Member of the Senior Executive Service
  • 2002 – Present: American Council on Education
    • Title:  Independent Consultant
    • Duties:  Conduct DAU course equivalency evaluations for different government, state, and private organizations. Also conduct site visits. Evaluations include examining the curriculum, evaluation, faculty, and course design.
  • 2002 – 2004: International Association of Continuing Education and Training
    • Title:  Member of the Board of Directors
    • Duties:  Chair the web committee, represent the organization at conferences, serve on the finance, policy and procedure, program, strategic planning, and license user committees.