Shonda teaches a variety of statistics courses, with an emphasis on the application of statistics in multiple disciplines. She also serves as a statistical consultant for student and faculty research. In addition to writing journal articles and speaking at national meetings, Shonda is the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants. The first grant led to a textbook that emphasizes the application of advanced statistical techniques described in the context of real-world research questions, such as testing the effectiveness of a new drug against waterborne illnesses in developing countries or evaluating models that estimate climate change. The second grant, a collaborative work with the United States Military Academy, focuses on using games to enhance student understanding of statistics techniques. Before holding teaching positions, Shonda served as a senior engineer and later as a consulting statistician for Hallmark Greeting Cards. Shonda enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, painting, playing guitar, and training horses.