1995 APA Gourds

Lawrence W. Sherman, Ph. D.


Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and 

Associate of the Center for Human Development, Learning and Teaching .

School of Education, Health and Society
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Phone:home (513)255-2504. E-mail: shermalw@miamioh.edu

Co-Director of The Oxford Gourd and Drum Ensemble (OGADE)

URL: http://www.users.miamioh.edu/shermalw

Appointed Assistant Professor at Miami University, 1971
Appointed Full Professor, 1990
Graduate Faculty Level A (re-appointed, 11/2001)
Early Ritirement, July 1, 2007
Rehired for Spring, 2008-9-10 semesters
Fully retired, May, 2010

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI..Educational Psychology. 1971.
M.A. Arizona State University, Tempe,AZ. Music, 1964.
B.S. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. Music. 1963.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Educational Psychology, Humor, Lewinian interactional psychology, group dynamics, social psychology, ecological psychology, naturalistic observation, early childhood social development, sociometry, classroom social climates, classroom management, large lecture instruction, Action Theory, Locus of Control and attribution theory, Self-esteem/concept, Cooperative Learning Pedagogy, Children's humor, Fine Art/humor, Cognitive Psychology, classroom uses of Internet facilities to enhance learning. Before entering the academy as an Educational Psychologist, I was both a professional musician as well as a public school instrumental music teacher in the elementary and secondary schools in the Detroit, Michigan area.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born in Toledo, Ohio, 5 July, 1941. Raised in the Toledo/Detroit area and graduate of E. D. Libbey High School [installed into the Libbey High Hall of Fame on April 24th, 1998!]. Married to Leslye J. Hecker on August 16, 1964, two children (Eli and Heather), one of each gender, both graduates of Miami University and a Grandfather to grandsons Kyle (5-17-1998)and Jak Kyle Alexander, For the latest pictures of Kyle Alexander click here.    Another Picture 11-1999 here. More Pictures here Latest picture here .  He and his wife Leslye live in the country on a six-acre plot of land in a custom house designed and built by himself and his wife [CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HOUSE] .

AVOCATIONAL INTERESTS

Gourd growth and crafting ; General Gardening ; Masters Swimming; Musician (former trumpet player presently working on both percussive and tonal gourd instruments as well as composition for the later gourd instruments) .

CURRENT AND PAST PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS/AWARDS:

Sherman, L. W., & Carels, P. E. (2011). Gourds Go to Middfest International_Peru. The Gourd Magazine, Vol. 41 (2), pp 15-16.  American Gourd Society, Inc.,  Kokomo, Indiana.

Sherman, L. W., & Sharan, Y. (2008) .  Were you there: Powerpoint presentation to the IASCE conference, Nagoya, Japan, JASCE. June, 2008.

Sherman, L. W. (2008). Computer Supported Intentional Learning Experiences & Cooperative Learning on the Web based "chat room." A workshop at the IASCE International Conference, June, 2008. Nagoya, Japan, JASCE.

Sherman, L. W., Schmuck, R., & Schmuck, P. (2006). Kurt Lewin's contribution to the theory and practice of education in the United States: The importance of cooperative learning. In (Janusz Trempala, Albert Pepitone & Bertram H. Raven, editors) Lewinian Psychology. Procedings of the International Conference Kurt Lewin: Contribution "to contemporary psychology". Bydgoszcz, Poland: Kazimier Wielki University Press, p 191-207.

Sherman, L. W., & Hofmann, R. (2005). Comparative Analyses of School Effectiveness: Ohio Public School Districts vs Community Schools. A presentation to the Midwest Educational Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2005.

Sherman, L. W. and Cruse, T. (2004).  Literacy achievement and early cochlear implantation in deaf children.  A presentation to the Midwest Educational Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2004.

Hofman, R., Glimpse, W., Wightman, C., Quantz, R., Sherman, L., Williams, E., Simposon, J., Hofmann, L., Carlson, D., &  Bentler, P. (2004).  A Community Socioeconomic Status Index: The Conceptualization, Construction, Description, and Basic Validation of the Index.  A presentation to the Midwest Educational Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2004.

Hofmann, R. and Sherman, L. (2004).  The Rapid Resegratation of American Schools: Revisiting Orfield's Four Trends. A presentation to the Midwest Educational Research Association, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2004.

Sherman, L. W., Schmuck, R. and Schmuck, P. (2004).  Kurt Lewin's contribution to the theory and practice of education in the United States of America: The importance of cooperative learning.  A symposium presented to the International Conference on Kurt Lewin: Contribution to Contemporary Psychology.  Bydgoszca, Poland, September 10-12, 2004.  Draft version of papers available as an MS-word document is available on the web at: http://www.users.miamioh.edu/shermalw/Lewin_Conference_PaperV3.doc

Sherman, L. W. (2004). Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Experiences and Cooperative Learning: the Web based "Chat Room." A presentation to the IASCE International Conference, June 21-24, 2004. Singapore.

Brody, C., Baloche, L, Schmuck, R., & Sherman, L. (2004). The past and future of cooperative learning: perspectives from leaders in the IASCE. A panel session at the IASCE conference, Singapore, June, 2004.

Sherman, L. W. (2003).  Humor as an indicator of curriculum satisfaction in young middle school adolescents.  Presentation to the 15th International Society of Humor Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois, North Eastern Illinois University, July, 2003.

Sherman, L. W., Hall-Fitz, K., and Hofmann, R. (2002).  Student satisfaction with teaming and looping in Middle-school adolescents .  Paper presentation to the Mid-Western Educational Research Associastion.  Columbus, OH, October 18, 2002.  Powerpoint slides available here.

Hofmann, R. and Sherman, L. W. (2002). High School Cheating: Within a Context of Competitie Goal Structures. A paper presentation to MWERA: October 18, 2002.

Sherman, L. W. (2002).  Ig Nobel Prizes: Analysis of Satirical Humor that Parodies The Nobel Prize. A presentation to the 14th International Conference on Humor and Laughter, Bertenoro, Italy, University of Bologna, Italy, July, 2002.

Sherman, L. W. (2002).  Creative Problem Solving in a Cooperative Community: KALABOPOLIS (An in-depth experiential session). International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education, Manchester, England, June, 2002.

Recipient of the 2nd annual Best of Ohio awards, 2001, "Best Mad Scientist". Ohio Magazine, 2001.

Recipient of the 2001 Ig Noble Prize

Carels, P. and Sherman, L. W. (2001).  Kalabopolis: Creative problem solving in a cooperative setting.  A presentation to the Lilly Conference, New England.  North Eastern University, Boston, MA: November 2-3 2001.

Sherman, L. W., and Taylor, A. (2001).  Experimentally manipulated bias in school psychologists' scoring of WISC-III protocols.   A presentation to the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology.  Chicago, IL, October 26, 2001.  ERIC DOCUMENT 462432

Hofmann, R. and Sherman, L. (2001).  The Pervasiveness of poverty as an indicator of school effectiveness.  A presentation to the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL: October 26, 2001.

Sherman, L. W. (2001).  Socially faciliating effects of humor in specialized groups.  A presentation to the 2001 International Humor Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies.  University of Maryland, July 6-9, 2001.

Sherman, L. W. (2001).  Cooperative Learning and Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Experiences.  In (Chris Wolfe, editor), Learning and Teaching on the World Wide Web.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 113-130.  http://www.users.miamioh.edu/shermalw/wolf_chapter-draft3-25.htm

Sherman, L. W. (2000). Postmodern Constructivist Pedagogy for Teaching and Learning Cooperatively on the Web. CyberPsychology and Behavior: Special Issue. (Volume 3, No 1, 2000).

Sherman, L. W. (1999). We electronically practice what we preach! Newsletter of the Internaional Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education. Volume 17, No. 4. January, 1999. 

THE 1999 AERA PRESENTATION Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL)in Higher Education: A Postmodern, Constructivist Pedagogy For Teaching Educational Psychology Cooperatively: A Paper Presentation: 1999 Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association: (SIG/Text, Technology, and Learning Strategies), 20 April, 1999. Montreal, Canada.

THE 1998 LILLY PRESENTATION CSILE (Computer Support for Intentional Learning Experiences) as Applied to Teaching Cooperatively: A Presentation to the 18th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. 21 November, 1998.

SOCIOMETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: How To Do IT

HOWARD GARDNER'S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: An Inservice Presentation to Independence Elementary School, Lakota School District. November 4, 1997; AND AGATE: Lane Library Oxford, Ohio, 22 April, 1998.

Warnars-Kleverlaan, N., Oppenheimer, L., and Sherman, L. (1996). To be or not to be humorous: Does it Make a difference? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, (9)2, 117-141.

Sherman, L. W., (1995). A Postmodern, Constructivist and Cooperative Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Educational Psychology Assisted by Computer Mediated Communication. A paper presentation to the ComputerSupport for Collaborative Learning '95 International Conference( CSCL'95) . Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University, 17-20 October, 1995.

Sherman, L., McMahon-Klosterman, K., Meyer, S., and Stephens, P. (1994). "Kids Can Make A Difference, Too!": A demonstration of an interagency Collaborative Project using Cooperative Learning and Telematiques. A presentation to the 8th International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE), Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 9-11 July, 1994.

Hofmann, R., and Sherman, L. W. (1994). Contextualized self-concepts of musically talented students and the Faustian bargain. A paper presentation to the annual meetings of the Midwest Educational Research Association (MWERA), Chicago, IL, October, 1994.

Sherman, L. W. (1993).  Organizer of the 11th [ 4th (ISHS) ] International Conference on Humor and Laughter (October, 1993).  Miami University's John E. Dolibois Campus, Grand-Duche de Luxembourg, Europe.

Millis, B., Sherman, L., and Cottell, P. (1993). Stacking the DEC to Promote Critical Thinking: Applications in Three Disciplines. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 3(3), 12-14. (equally shared authorship) (Refereed) [COOPERATIVE PEDAGOGY

Sherman, L. (1991) . Cooperative Learning in Post Secondary Education: Implications from Social Psychology for Active Learning Experiences. A presentation to the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991.

Sherman, L. (1990). The Oxford Gourd Ensemble. The Gourd, Volume 20, No. 2, pp. 5-6, ISSN 0888-5672, Summer 1990.  Ohio Gourd Society, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

Sherman, L. W. (1989b). A Comparative study of cooperative and competitive achievement in two secondary biology classrooms: The group investigation model versus an individually competitive goal structure. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 26(1), 55-64. (Blind Review). [COOPERATIVE PEDAGOGY]

Sherman, L. W., and Oppenheimer, L. (1989). Affordances in preschool lesson structures and socially competent task-related behaviors: A Gibsonian ecological re-enterpretation. In L Mark (editor), Preceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Event Perception and Action: Coupling Perception and Action. Oxford, OH: Miami University, 24-28 July, 1989, pp. 155. ERIC DOCUMENT ED 346-948.

Sherman, L. W. (1989). Deborah Hill's Humor in the classroom. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 2(1), 81-84. (Book Review)

Sherman, L. W. (1988). Humor and peer acceptance in elementary school children. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 1(4), 389-404.

Sherman, L. W. & Woy-Hazelton, S. (1988). The student team project: A long-term cooperative strategy in graduate environmental studies. Paper presentation to the Fourth Convention of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education. Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel, July 5-8, 1988. ERIC DOCUMENT, ED 299-872.

Sherman, L. W. (1988). Cooperative classroom pedagogies in undergraduate education. Paper presentation to the Fourth Convention of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education. Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel, July 5-8, 1988. ERIC DOCUMENT ED 299-873.

Sherman, L. W. (1987).  The oxford gourd ensemble: A dispersed and continuing conceptual piece with occasional site-specific performances. Experimental Musical Instruments, II (6), April, 1987, pp. 15-17.

Sherman, L. W. (1986). Cooperative vs Competitive Educational Psychology Classrooms: A Comparative Study. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research Studies, 2(4), 283-295. [Peer-reviewed, Referred].

Sherman, L. W. (1985). Humour and social distance ratings among elemenary school children: some differential sex and age patterns. In Desmond MacHale (editor), The 5th International Conference on Humour: Book of Abstracts. Doublin, Ireland: Boole Press Limited, p. 97. ERIC DOCUMENT ED 263-976.

Sherman, L. W. (1985). John Birks"Dizzy" Gillespie and the humour of bop. In Desmond MacHale (editor), The 5th International Conference on Humour: Book of Abstracts. Doublin, Ireland: Boole Press Limited, p. 99.

Sherman, L. W. (1985). Humor and social distance. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 61, 1274.

Sherman, L. W., &;Wolf, A. (1984). Intrapersonal perceptions of shyness and humor as related to interpersonal perceptions of social distance and humorousness. In Avner Ziv (editor), The 4th International Conference on Humor: Program Abstracts. Tel Aviv, Israel: Univesity of Tel Aviv, ERIC DOCUMENT ED 249-459.

Sherman, L. W. (1984). Development of children's perceptions of internal control: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Journal of Personality, 52(4), 338-354.

Sherman, L. W., and Gordon, K. D. (1982). Architecture and humor. In L. E. Mintz (editor), Third International Conference on Humor: Conference Abstracts. Rockville, MD: Workshop Library on World Humor, American Humor Studies Association and Montgomery College, p. 38.

Hofmann, R., and Sherman, L. W. (1982). The relationship between Piagetian cognitive states and children's conceptualization of humor. In L. E. Mintz (editor), Third International Conference on Humor: Conference Abstracts. Rockville, MD: Workshop Library on World Humor, American Humor Studies Association &;Montgomery College, p. 89-90.

Kounin, J. S., and Sherman, L. W. (1979). School environments as behavior settings. Theory Into Practice, 18(3), 145-151.

Sherman, L. W. (1977). Ecological determinants of gleeful behaviors in two nursery school environments. In A. J. Chapman and H. C. Foot (editors), It's a Funny Thing, Humor. New York, NY: Pergamon Press, pp. 357-360.

Sherman, L. W. (1975). An ecological study of glee in small groups of preschool children. Child Development, 46, 53-61.

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