Dr. Shellley Rinehart holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours Psychology) from UNB Saint John, a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from UNB Fredericton and PhD (Marketing) from the University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business. She has been a professional academic for over 20 years having taught a variety of Marketing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has developed and presented a variety of professional development and professional workshops and seminars. Dr. Rinehart has served in a number of senior academic administrative roles including Director of Cooperative Education, Director of a research centre and Dean of a Faculty.
Dr. Rinehart has experience in both the private and public sector having been involved in a variety of contracts for private sector organizations, seconded to the Provincial Government and serving as an elected official at the municipal level. She is an active member of her community and represents a variety of public organizations locally, nationally and internationally.