Shawn Milligan
Shawn Milligan, DBA
Forbes School of Business 

Dr. Shawn Milligan is an Assistant Professor in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. She earned a Doctor of Business Administration with specializations in International Business from Argosy University, a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University. Dr. Milligan is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over twenty years’ experience as a manager, project manager, and marketing specialist. Additionally, she has two decades of experience working in adult education, including more than a dozen years as an adjunct professor. She has also been involved in the startup of several non-profit agencies. Dr. Milligan says, “I know first-hand the opportunity and flexibility online schooling gives to students. I was a non-traditional student myself, and the first person in my family to go to college. I love that I get to be part of a team that allows more students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills they need to excel in life. My goal as a professor is simple: empower students to ensure they become better managers, entrepreneurs, team members, and citizens of the world.” Dr. Milligan grew up in a military family, and that experience gave her a life-long love for travel (she’s been to all seven continents) and a great appreciation for other cultures. She’s always treated each move as a great adventure and an opportunity to explore new things. She currently lives in San Diego, CA.