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Sherman Named UT Tyler College of Education and Psychology Dean

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May 15, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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May 15, 2013

Dr. Ross Sherman has been named dean of the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced.

He has served as interim since September 2012.

“Dr. Sherman has done an outstanding job leading the College of Education and Psychology this year, and his skill set and passion for the university make him an excellent choice,” White said.

Sherman has served UT Tyler as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies since 1987.

As dean, he oversees the university’s education and psychology programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the UT Tyler School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Department of Psychology and Counseling.

Before serving UT Tyler, Sherman served the Alief Independent School District in Houston for seven years, first as an elementary teacher and later as principal.

He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership and cultural studies from the University of Houston.

Sherman also holds elementary, midmanagement and superintendent certifications from the Texas Education Agency.

His awards and honors include the 2011 Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award from the Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities as well as the 2008 – 09 UT Tyler White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

His professional and research interests include instructional leadership theory and principalship.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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