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Shelle Poole, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Management • (208) 426-4132 • Mail Stop: 1625
Office Number: Norco 433A • Office Hours: By appointment

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Shelle Poole is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Management at Boise State University. Her main area of focus is business leadership. Poole gained her business leadership expertise from her twenty years working for Hewlett-Packard and her doctoral research. While working for Hewlett-Packard Shelle served as an executive, led global teams for 14 years, and had the opportunity to work in HR, marketing, IT, R & D, services, business development, manufacturing, quality, and training.

Shelle holds a Ph.D. in adult and organizational development which she applied in developing high performing teams and future organizational leaders. She also holds a master's degree in organizational leadership, with an emphasis on organizational change. At HP, she directly applied her learnings by leading enterprise-wide organizational change initiatives.

Shelle currently teaches courses in transformational leadership and high performing teams and strategic business management to undergraduates, graduates and executive MBA students.

Shelle Poole’s doctoral research focused on women in business leadership and she continues to be active in this area. Poole has played an integral part in creating programs to boost women in the workplace. This includes NEW Leadership Idaho which is a bi-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to address the under-representation of women in American politics. She worked with CAWP and Representative Melissa Wintrow to bring this program to Idaho. Shelle also opened the Go-Lead Idaho 2015 Leadership Summit with a presentation on how women impact Idaho’s top 75 private businesses. Shelle also partnered with Leslie Koppenhafer and business students to create a student organization titled, Women of the Workplace (W.O.W.), an organization used to mentor, educate, encourage and strengthen female students at Boise State University in order to prepare them future leadership roles.

She has her PMP from the Project Management Institute and is a master black belt.