Dr. Shefner came to Loyola in 2002 to work with Dr. Diane Schiller on Loyola's GEARUP project working to improve science and math education in area middle schools. Dr. Shefner received her B.S. in genetics and development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
She has actively been involved in science education for many years. She has developed endorsement programs for teachers, has supported research based curricula, is a member of the planning committee for the Committee for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Science and Mathematics, as well as teaching and mentoring inservice teachers in area schools.
She and her husband Andrew live in Chicago, where their three children attend Chicago Public Schools.
Dr. Shefner can be reached at 773-508-8335 and at email@example.com.