Hi! I’m Shawn Humphrey. I’m a social entrepreneur with a knack for mobilizing grassroots movements on a tiny budget and a reformed do-gooder who moved from hero to sidekick. I’m also a teacher whose pedagogy is designed for liberation and a mentor who believes that each and everyone of us already have the pedigree to kick ass.

I’m the blue collar professor. For most of the year, you can expect to see dirt under my fingernails. One of my favorite smells is burning biomass. The Ohio River runs through my veins. And, no matter how far I travel, the hills of Kentucky are never too far away. I’m currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Mary Washington.

Wanna know more?

See my 5 minute version of me page.

What am I up to now?

See my Now page.

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“This is the Work” is a monthly newsletter with questions, quotes, poems and more to help those working in the social good space develop a rich interiority (and get things done). Subscribe by visiting my newsletter page.

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  • IMAGINE U: a platform dedicated to helping educators integrate social entrepreneurship and design thinking into their classes. I’m giving away everything I’ve learned over the past 15 years. It includes curriculum, courses, resources and on-on-one consulting opportunities: http://imagineu.co/
  • Grassroot(s) Garage: A platform dedicated to democratizing and diversifying the change-making space by teaching budding and established social entrepreneurs (outside the traditional enclaves of power) workarounds, hacks, and the beauty of bootstrapping: http://grassrootgarage.org/

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What I look like

They say sharing your photograph builds trust with visitors. So, see my self-centered sounding me page.

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Just click here. It’ll be at the top of the right sidebar. A bit inconvenient. I know. Sorry.

Wanna connect?

Email me at shumphre@umw.edu. I answer every email. You can also use the contact form below.

Where can you find me on social media?

I have an undecided relationship with social media. I have all the major channels; but, I really only use instagram.

Thanks for visiting! – shawn