Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Ph.D., Counselor Education from The Ohio State University
M.A., College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University
B.A., English from The State University of New York at Oswego
Dr. Nancy Sherman is a professor in the Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits and Counseling. She is the clinical coordinator for the Counseling program. Prior to joining the department in 1992, Dr. Sherman held positions as a professional counselor at Denison University, the Women’s Tri-County Help Center, Inc., CompDrug, Inc. and in private practice. Her APA-approved doctoral internship in psychology was completed at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Sherman was recently awarded her third Fulbright Award to teach counseling courses at the Immanuel Kant Federal Baltic University in Kaliningrad, Russia. Her second Fulbright in 2008 was a lecturing/research award to teach career counseling at the University of Oradea in Oradea, Romania, and to conduct research on the vocational identity of Romanian University students. Her first Fulbright Award was for teaching at the Higher School of Social Work and Social Pedagogy “Attistiba” in Riga, Latvia, in 2001.
Dr. Sherman teaches primarily the courses assessment in counseling, pre-practicum and practicum/internship.
Dr. Sherman’s research has been published and presented at local, national and international venues, most recently in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Adultspan Journal. Her co-authored article, “Meaning in life and volunteerism in older adults” was named 2012 Outstanding Publication, Adultspan Journal by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association.
Her research interests include clinical supervision, neurofeedback treatment of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Neuro-linguistic programming and Post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.
Since 1995, Dr. Sherman has served as faculty advisor to the Beta Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. The Beta Phi chapter has received six international awards of excellence, including Outstanding Chapter of 2008 and Outstanding Chapter Faculty Advisor and Outstanding Practitioner/Supervisor in 2014. In the community, Dr. Sherman serves as chair of the Human Rights Review Board for EP!C and facilitates supervision groups for counselors seeking licensure as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC).
Licensures and Certifications
Dr. Sherman is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.