Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business and Global Studies
M.S., Personal and Human Resource Management, University of Texas at Arlington
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Indiana University
Dr. Shaffer's research activities focus on understanding cross-cultural experiences, especially in the areas of expatriate adjustment and performance and life balance. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in International Business, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Based on her extensive experience in Asia, she has led several study abroad trips to China and other countries in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Shaffer has published numerous academic articles in leading journals such as the
Before joining the faculty at UWM, Dr. Shaffer lived and worked in
Dr. Shaffer has consulted with numerous organizations, including American Airlines, Caltex Petroleum, Federal Express, General Motors, and Levi Strauss concerning their expatriation policies and practices.Before becoming an academic, Dr. Shaffer worked in the United States as a manager in the telecommunications, hospitality, and retail industries and in Hong Kong as a partner in a training consultancy firm.