Shanetta Weatherspoon

Shanetta Weatherspoon


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EdD, Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University
MBA, Human Resource Management, National University
MPA, Public Policy & Administration, CSU Long Beach
BA, Psychology, CSU Long Beach

Dr. Shanetta Weatherspoon is a principal consultant and CEO of JPR Leadership Consulting working with organizations that seek to develop high-performing teams by designing healthy corporate settings where employees can thrive. Shanetta is the visionary and founder of the Southern California Diversity IN Leadership Conference. Dr. Weatherspoon’s professional experience includes over fifteen years of program management, coordination and training/development in the public, non-profit and financial industries. She has presented at various conferences and many forums related to organizational development, leadership, diversity, and youth/family empowerment. Her motto in life is "Achievement Requires Commitment". Currently, Dr. Weatherspoon is the Director of the Foster Grandparent Program and Adjunct Faculty Member with Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education & Psychology. She also is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business Administration, as well as teaching an Industrial Organization Psychology course in the Psychology Department at CSULB. She is an Executive Board member for Cause for Celebration. Dr. Shanetta Milton received her B.A. in Psychology (2005) and Masters in Public Policy and Administration (2009) from California State University, Long Beach. Shanetta also holds MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management. She completed her Doctoral (2013) studies in the Graduate School of Education & Psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Weatherspoon is also a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

Selected Publications, News & Honors

  • Pi Alpha Alpha Member & Scholarship Recipient CSULB – MPA, 2009
  • Pepperdine University's Diversity Scholarship Recipient for Academics, 2010
  • Achievement Award for Volunteerism, National Association of Counties (NACo), 2019