Dr. Shuck, a Chicago area native, is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Indiana University. Dr. Shuck's dissertation titled, “Legacy in Black and Blue: A Historical Examination the Experiences of Black Football Players at the University of Michigan 1968-2004” was awarded a research grant from the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) and the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. Johari’s research has focused on Intercollegiate Athletics, History of Education and Civic Engagement. Her work related to these areas has been published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Traces (an Indiana Historical Society publication), and Out of Bounds magazine.
Johari has several years of experience working with middle school, high school and college athletes and their families. At Indiana University she advised and taught student-athletes and created a course, “The Black Male Athlete College Experience” that she taught for 3 years. Johari has worked with nonprofit organizations to develop educational workshops for high school athletes. She has also partnered with former NFL players to develop and design football camps featuring coaching staff from the University of Michigan and University of Texas where she launched her signature, Parent Empowerment Program.
In 2016, Johari was recognized by the Women’s National Basketball Association as an Indiana Fever Inspiring Woman awardee and was also honored by Ebony Magazine as a Power 100 honoree (2016), with 7 fellow PhD graduates known as “The Great 8” from Indiana University.