Zachary E. Shirley, Ed. D. | Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life
Dr. Zachary E. Shirley currently serves as the Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life at the University of Cincinnati, joining the University in May of 2017 as a member of the inaugural department staff. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Zach graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education/English from Paul Quinn College (2005), his Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce (2006), and his Doctor of Education Degree from the University of North Texas (2014), with his dissertation research centered on the perceptions of Fraternities and Sororities from the perspective of a single institution and its community. Zach has worked as a Fraternity/Sorority Life and Student Affairs professional for more than ten years, advising communities at Texas Woman’s University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and, most recently, Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is an avid fan of virtually all things Marvel Comics and X-Men, believes that “Boy Meets World” is a classic, and will be the first to admit that his identical twin brother, Greg, is his best friend. Zach enjoys spending time getting to know students and learning about their personal journeys through this thing called life, and he strives to create safe spaces for all students, no matter their affiliation. He is especially interested in research on how Sororities and Fraternities offer transformative, developmental experiences for those students who choose to affiliate. Zach’s personal philosophy in regards to working with students is to inspire the students, so that they may, in turn, impact the world.
Email Dr. Shirley @ firstname.lastname@example.org.