Dr. Sha’s scholarly work has been published in numerous top-tier journals, and she has won research honors from every major communication and public relations association. Her teaching honors include PRSA’s 2012 Outstanding Educator of the Year, San Diego State University’s 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award, and the University of Maryland’s 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Sha was the 2010 and 2011 chair of PRSA’s National Committee on Work, Life & Gender. Presently, she is vice-chair of the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest certification program in public relations. With Glen Broom, she is co-author of the 11th edition of Cutlip & Center’s Effective Public Relations (Pearson).