George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Canterbury, Shelly

Academic Unit:Finance
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 231
Office Hours:MW 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., T 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., and by appointment (For Tuesday evening office hours, please let me know ahead of time that you will be coming; otherwise, I will not stay on campus)
  • MBA - Virginia Tech
  • BS - Business Information Systems, George Mason University

Shelly Canterbury is an instructor of finance with George Mason University's School of Business.

Since joining the Mason faculty in 2002, Canterbury has taught courses in core financial management, financial institutions management, and financial statement analysis and valuation. Her research interests are in analysis and valuation techniques for “for profit” companies, and integrating technology in finance instruction. Currently, she is the Minor in Business Coordinator, and a faculty advisor for Alpha Kappa Psi. 

Canterbury came to George Mason University after a highly successful career in the private sector for over 25 years. She has previously operated her own consulting firm, and has held a range of financial, business development, information systems, and management positions for government- and commercially-focused industries. In her last industry position, she was executive vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer with Corbett Technologies, Inc., a fast growing, high-tech information security company located in Old Town Alexandria. In addition to her responsibilities for the infrastructure and financing of the company, she led the financial acquisition activities and due diligence during Corbett Technologies’ purchase by BAE Systems North America.

Canterbury earned a BS in business information systems from George Mason University and an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

Research and Awards:

Was nominated for a Teaching Award from George Mason’s School of Business for the 2014-2015 Academic Year in 2016.

Was nominated for the George Mason Career Connection Faculty Award which celebrates Mason faculty who have made a positive impact on students' career goals, employment plans or graduate school preparation in 2016.

Nominated for a Teaching Award for the academic year 2013 - 2014 from School of Business in 2015.

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason School of Business for outstanding teaching as voted by the School of Business graduating students" in 2014.

Was nominated for a Teaching Award from George Mason University in 2013.

Was a mentor for a student research project which received an award from the QEP Leadership Council.