Shawn Coon, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Phone: 801.832.2476


Office Location: Foster Hall 416

Office Hours: MTWTh 4:00–6:00 p.m.


Ph.D. University of Utah
M.E.D. Westminster University
B.S. Utah State University


My teaching and research interests focus on educational equity, students transition to college, critical studies in education, and the politics of education. My teaching is based on challenging the normalization of failure for students from marginalized communities. I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to educational policy, trauma-informed schools, juvenile justice, and research methodologies. Prior to joining Westminster, I was a graduate research assistant at the University of Utah. I have also worked in a variety of other settings in K-12 and higher education. My PhD is in Educational Leadership and Policy, my MA is in Education (from Westminster College), and my BS is in Philosophy.

Shawn Coon