Professional stuff

For those who are curious, I am currently a professor of education at the University of South Florida, where I landed as an assistant professor in 1996. I teach a range of courses in social-science and humanities perspectives on education (generically called “social foundations”) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and I work in the Department of Psychological and Social Foundations, where I get to work with a bunch of very hard-working colleagues. I am currently in my third year as a department chair.

Because of my current responsibilities, I am avoiding most outside work except where it fits into common small-honorarium situations (reviewing book manuscripts and the like). I typically engage in a few such outside activities per year, based largely on my interest in the work.

Starting in July 2014, I will be the director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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3 responses to “Professional stuff”

  1. Donna Warner

    I have been looking for a paraphrasing tool that I have used in the past to help my students learn to paraphrase correctly. I believe you were responsible for the tool and I’m hoping you can tell me where I can find it. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  2. Mark Hinrichs

    Sherman,

    I ran across your name in the course of following the blog of an old colleague of mine, Matthew Reed aka Dean Dad.

    I went to grade school with your brother Ron, and after doing English studies at Amherst and Rutgers, found an interesting career path at two of the largest for-profit higher ed systems, first in New Jersey and for the last six years in Arizona. I have yet to get together with Ron in Tempe, but perhaps my sighting of you is a good omen.

    I look forward to familiarizing myself with your work.

    Best to all the Dorns from the Hinrichs’!

    Mark Hinrichs
    Dean of Academic Affairs
    The Art Institute of Tucson