Shana Richardson

Shana Richardson

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Shana Richardson
Adjunct Professor, Department of Inter·disciplinary Studies
Office: H119
(716) 880-2181

About Shana Richardson

Shana RichardsonI am a proud Buffalo, NY native, born and raised! I am passionate about supporting students and helping them write their own success stories! Prior to coming to Medaille full time, I worked at Canisius College in HEOP as a Coordinator for Academic Support Services. I am very excited to serve as Director for Medaille's newly awarded HEOP grant! I have three wonderful, crazy kids: Micah, age 8, and Zoey and Zaryah, twins, age 4. I have been with my amazing husband, Marques, for 19 years (!!!) and married for 8 years.


My Values and How They Inform My Career

I believe in educational equity, and feel particularly called to support students of color and other marginalized identities at Predominately white institutions. I feel strongly about changing the narrative from a deficit framework to an asset based one, so students focus more on what they bring to the table rather than perceived deficits.


One Thing Most People Don't Know About Me

I am a HUGE fan of horror movies and vampire fiction :)


Something I'm Passionate About

Equity and access for all students!


A Lesson I Learned as a College Student

Time management and communicating with your professors are both vital to success!


Advice I Wish to Pass on to Medaille Students

You are capable. You are worthy. Write your own story; don't let anyone else do it for you!



Canisius College: BA, English
University at Buffalo: MA, English
Canisius College: MS, Higher Education Student Affairs Administration

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