Nancy Sherman

Professor & Clinical Coordinator

Westlake Hall 331
(309) 677-3197

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 E. Sherman is a professor in the Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services and Counseling. After six years as director of the Counseling Research and Training Clinic, Dr. Sherman has assumed the role of clinical coordinator for the Human Development Counseling program. Dr. Sherman is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Illinois), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Prior to joining the department in 1992, Dr. Sherman held positions as a professional counselor at Denison University; at 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 second Fulbright 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 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, most recently in the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations and Revista din School Psychology, two Romanian academic journals. Her research interests include clinical supervision, caregiving and older adults, and vocational identity, among others. She teaches primarily the courses Appraisal of the Individual, Pre-practicum, and Practicum/Internship.


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 three international awards of excellence, including Outstanding Chapter of 2008. Dr. Sherman serves on the Board of Directors of CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of Peoria County, and on the Human Rights Review Board for PARC.