Lea Ann Shaddox came to the University of Northern Iowa as the Head Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Coach from 1985-1997 along with teaching duties. In the fall of 1997, she became a full time instructor within the School of HPELS and Coordinator of the Liberal Arts Core. She is a member of the American College of Sport Medicine as a Health and Fitness Instructor. She has taught courses in the LAC, Physical Education teaching major and coaching minor. She received her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2011.