Sandra L. Shullman, PhD – Biography

Sandra L Shullman

Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, Managing Partner, Columbus Office, is internationally known in leadership and executive assessment and development and manages large and long-term corporate clients for the firm. Sandy teaches leadership in the HEC School of Business for its EMBA programs in Paris, Doha and Beijing, and also serves as faculty for the Duke University Fuqua Business School Global Learning Network.

She is the co-author of Performance Appraisal on the Line, a groundbreaking book on performance evaluation, and has written articles and book chapters on a number of organizational performance issues, including foundational work on harassment and hostile work environments. Her most recent publications have focused on leadership in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances and the emerging challenges of global leaders.

Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree (mathematics) from Dickinson College, a master’s degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University. Previously she taught in the Kent State University Diversity Management Program and lectured and facilitated leadership development programs for over fifteen years at the John Glenn School of Public Management at The Ohio State University. In previous work roles, she served for seventeen years as president of a regional behavioral healthcare organization, following several years as Director of Managerial Effectiveness Programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, where she worked with numerous research projects and leadership development programs. She was awarded a national 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.

Sandy was recently elected President of the American Psychological Association for 2020. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and previously as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and chaired its original APA Workgroup on Executive Coaching. Sandy is the current Chair of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She was honored by the Association in 2012 with the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice for her organizational and leadership development work.