Dr. Ron Sheffield


Ron is a tribal member of the Quechan Indians of Fort Yuma Arizona, social scientist, Adjunct Professor of Leadership within the Leadership and American Studies Department at Christopher Newport University in Newport News Virginia, and previous Professorial Lecturer of Organizational Leadership and Learning within The George Washington University's Graduate School of Education. He is a graduate of The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington D.C. with a focus on Leadership and Human & Organizational Learning.

His doctoral research at GWU was conducted on the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Reservation and was titled, "The Influence of Language on Culture and Identity: Resurgence of the Quechan Native American Tribal Language." Ron interviewed many respected tribal elders seeking to understand the influence that language restriction, and then later legitimization by the Federal government, had on their individual perspectives of culture and identity.

Dr. Sheffield is also the President and Managing Director of OrgScience Incorporated, a Native American owned firm focused on Strategic Technology Consulting and Leadership training, research, and development. In October 2016, Ron and his wife, William & Mary Professor and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Rebecca Sheffield, expanded OrgScience to also include an individual and family counseling practice in Williamsburg Virginia. This division of OrgScience, "New Town Counseling Center", provides a caring team of Licensed Professional Counselors dedicated to the well-being of humanity. www.NewTownCC.com