College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Nancy E. Sherman is a contributing faculty member for the M. S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University. Her doctoral degree is a Ph. D. in Counselor Education from Ohio State University, and she has an M. A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. She was a Professor in the M. A. in Counseling program at Bradley University for 28 years before joining Walden University. At Bradley University, Dr. Sherman served in several administrative positions, including department chair, Associate Dean for Distance Education, Counseling Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator. Before her tenure as faculty at Bradley University, Dr. Sherman held positions as a professional counselor at Denison University, The Women's Tri-County Help Center, Inc., an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, and continues to work in private practice. She completed her APA-approved doctoral internship in psychology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Sherman is the recipient of three Fulbright Scholar Awards. In 2014, she taught at Immanuel Kant Federal Baltic University in Kaliningrad, Russia. Her second Fulbright in 2008 was a Teaching/Research award for teaching career counseling at the University of Oradea in Oradea, Romania, and for researching Romanian University students' vocational identity. Her first Fulbright Scholar Award was for teaching at the Higher School of Social Work and Social Pedagogy "Attistiba" in Riga, Latvia, in 2001.
Dr. Sherman's research has been published and presented at local, national, and international venues, in journals such as the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and The Adultspan Journal. Her co-authored article, Meaning in Life and Volunteerism in Older Adults, was named 2012 Outstanding Publication, The Adultspan Journal by the Association for Adult Development and Aging, a division of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Sherman is the second author of Your Supervised Practicum and Internship: Field Resources for Turning Theory into Practice, 2nd Edition, published in 2016 by Routledge.
Her research interests include clinical supervision, neurofeedback treatment of ADHD, NLP treatment for PTSD, and neurocounseling.
From 1995 to 2020, Dr. Sherman served as Faculty Advisor to the Beta Phi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Academic, and Professional Honor Society. She served as President-elect, President, and Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International from 2003 - 2005. 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. She is the 2020 recipient of the Jane E. Myers Lifetime Mentor Award. In the Central Illinois community, Dr. Sherman serves as Chair of the Human Rights Review Board for EP!C and facilitates supervision groups for counselors seeking licensure. Dr. Sherman is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) (Illinois), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).