Brandon Shields is the Assessment and Accreditation Analyst at Kent State’s College of Business Administration. He gathers, analyzes, and reports information related to accreditation and the mission of the College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Akron, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. Prior to graduate school, Brandon worked for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development for the City of Akron, OH. While earning his MBA, Brandon studied at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rennes where he focused on international business topics. He is proficient in French and actively studying several additional languages.
Brandon is actively involved in the North American Chapter of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Global Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI). In October 2017 he helped launch the College's own Responsible Leadership Initiative and recently co-authored the College's first Sharing Information on Progress report for PRME. In October 2018, he co-presented on how to jump-start a responsible leadership initiative at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2018 Conference and Expo. He has also presented for Digital Measures by Watermark on innovative reports highlighting faculty research alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.