Ron Sheffield

Ron Sheffield

Clinical Assistant Professor, Executive in Residence
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 343 - College of Education
ron.sheffield @

Dr. Sheffield's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • EdD, Human and Organizational Learning, The George Washington University, 2013
  • MA, Human Resource Development, The George Washington University, 2008
  • BA, Management, Malone University, 2000

Research Interests

Dr. Sheffield's research examines group influences on individual language, culture, and identity. Ron is a Tribal Member of the Quechan Indian Nation of Arizona & California and frequently investigates the influence of social change on Indigenous people.

  • Leadership
  • Adult Learning
  • Group influences on individual language, culture, and identity
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Change
  • Organization Development

Teaching Experience

  • Leadership Theory and Research
  • Groups and Teams
  • Cross Cultural Leadership
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Identity

Selected Professional Memberships and Service

  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
  • American Indian Science & Engineering (AISES)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Scrum Alliance
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Journal of Leadership Education, Reviewer

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Sheffield, R. and Munoz, M. (2020), Native American Entrepreneurs. Business Expert Press. New York, NY.
  • Sheffield, R. (2014). Social Learning from Virtual Collaboration: A Conceptual Model. The George Washington University. American Journal of Management 14 (1-2) 2014.
  • Williams, E., Etzol, P., Tossan, V., Sheffield, R. (2014). The Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of Gendered Language in Entrepreneurship. Washington International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2014.
  • Sheffield, R. (2013). The Influence of Language on Culture and Identity: Resurgence of the Quechan Native American Tribal Language. The George Washington University. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 174. Retrieved from (1346231646).