Shani Fleming

Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH, PA-CShani Fleming has devoted her career to promoting cultural competence and addressing social justice within the health care community. Fleming holds significant clinical experience as a physician assistant (PA), including working in family medicine, adolescent medicine, infectious disease, and urgent care.

She teaches in the University of Maryland Graduate School PA program and Intercultural Leadership certificate program.  Fleming represents faculty of the Graduate School as a member of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council. She serves on the executive leadership team of the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy, promoting a culture of inclusive, educational excellence. Fleming has a tremendous amount of experience in academia, developing curriculum maps, course and instructional objectives, learning outcomes, and assessments aligned with program milestones, competencies, and graduate outcomes. She has Quality Matters certification for online learning management systems and experience teaching many online and web-enhanced courses. She is considered a diversity and inclusion leader within national and state organizations, reaching thousands of underrepresented racial and ethnic high school and college students advocating for inclusion, diversity, and equity in PA education. She advocates for faculty of color within PA programs and encourages inclusive and just environments for faculty, staff, and students. Fleming is pursuing her PhD in language, literacy, and culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.