Dr. Shad Satterthwaite is associate dean for the College of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife Valerie have three children. Before coming to OU Outreach, he served as assistant to the president of the University of Oklahoma. He has also taught political science courses at OU, managed the university's faculty-in-residence program, and served as an adjunct faculty member with the College of Liberal Studies and Advanced Programs. He is the faculty advisor to the OU Student Veterans Association.

He is also a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and has served two tours in Afghanistan. Dr. Satterthwaite has been named Foundation for Defense of Democracies Academic Fellow and the President's Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program Outstanding Mentor as well as receiving the UOSA's Outstanding Faculty Award. He has served on the CCME Scholarship Selection Committee and has presented during concurrent sessions at CCME conferences on veterans transition challenges in higher education.

Dr. Satterthwaite has a BA in Political Science from Weber State University, a MSS in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and an MPA and PhD from the University of Oklahoma.