Shannon Deer

Shannon Deer, PhD, CPA, is the interim associate dean for undergraduate

programs and a clinical assistant professor for Mays Business

School at Texas A&M University. She is an award-winning professor

who prepares experienced professionals in Texas A&M’s MBA programs

for successful careers in business. She also conducts executive

development training for leading companies. Dr. Deer’s research, included

in this book, has been published in leading, peer-reviewed

journals. Her research focuses on women’s transitional experience

after exiting the sex trade or sex-trafficking situations. She specifically

focuses on the impact (positive and negative) businesses have

on survivors in their work transition. Dr. Deer researched many of the

principles in this book. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her

husband, dogs, sometimes chickens, and the screened in porch where

she writes.