Monica Shukla-Belmontes Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF Business and Professional Studies

Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Curriculum, Assurance of Learning and Competency-Based Education/Associate Professor of Business Administration



Monica Shukla


Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Curriculum, Assurance of Learning and Competency-Based Education in the School of Business and Professional Studies. Monica has been involved in the field of higher education since 2008. At University of Massachusetts Global, she has taught MBA and undergraduate courses in Statistics, Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Global Business. She has served on Competency-Based Education (CBE) committees including Program Council and the CBE Academic Affairs Operations Committee. In addition, she has been the Project Manager for the development of five CBE programs and oversees Business and Information Technology Program Reviews and Assessments. In 2020, Monica was an Orange County Business Journal - Women in Business Award Nominee, and in 2019 she received 46th Congressional District Representative Lou Correa’s Women of the Year Award for her contributions to the field of higher education.

Previously, Monica worked with Chapman University’s Student Affairs Department and University Advancement as the Alumni Networks & Outreach Manager. In addition to her experience in higher education, she has also worked in the fields of human resources, special events management, and business operations with companies including Capital Group Companies, M S International, Inc., and the Disneyland Resort. She has been published in the Journal of Business Case Studies and received a Best Paper Award Certificate at the Association for Global Business Conference. As an alumna of University of Massachusetts Global, she is also on the founding Board of Directors for the University of Massachusetts Global Alumni Association, and currently serves as Vice President.


  • Business
  • Business Management Innovation
  • Statistics
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology


Ph.D. Education, Emphasis in Cultural and Curricular Studies

Chapman University, Orange CA

Dissertation: “Analysis of Social Media Marketing ROI for Higher Education Branding/Marketing”

M.A. Organizational Leadership

University of Massachusetts Global, Irvine, CA


M.S. Human Resources
University of Massachusetts Global, Irvine, CA


B.A. Communication Studies

Chapman University, Orange CA


B.S. Mathematics
Chapman University, Orange CA



Scholarly Activities


Google Scholar Listing:


Associate Editor of the Global Conference on Innovations Management and Business with Proceedings to be published by the Elsevier Social Science Research Network.


Echols, D., Shukla-Belmontes, M., Lege, G.F., Zipnick, D.J., Perez, B., Kalinski, F., Edwards, P.L., Moodian, M.M. (2021). Factors that contribute to student success and satisfaction at Brandman University. The Journal of Competency-Based Education, 6(3).


Shukla-Belmontes, M., & Goyette, M. (2020). Women in Leadership: 21st Century Business Challenges and Leadership Opportunities for Women Bright Horizons EdAssist presentation to over 270+ corporate partners including CVS, Citizen’s Bank, and Dignity Health.


Professional Experiences

Associate Dean for Corporate Pathways
Assistant Professor of Business Administration 

University of Massachusetts Global, Irvine, CA


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