Vita: Lorraine Sherry, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty (Retired)
UCD School of Education & Human Development

Senior Research Associate (Retired)
RMC Research Corporation

Facilitator (Retired)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at D.U.)

Course Leader (Retired) and Member
Colorado Academy for Lifelong Learning

Areas of Expertise


Doctor of Philosophy (1998)
Educational Leadership and Innovation
Curriculum, Learning and Technology
University of Colorado Denver

Master of Education (1994)
Instructional Technology
University of South Florida, Tampa FL

Master of Science (1969)
Northeastern University, Boston MA

Master of Arts in Teaching (1962)
Concentration in Secondary School Physics
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA

Bachelor of Arts (1961)
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Professional Experience

The Academy for Lifelong Learning

Course Leader

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at D.U.

Facilitator (Retired)

University of Colorado Denver

Adjunct Faculty (Retired)
Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) Program

RMC Research Corporation

Senior Research Associate (Retired)

Pacific Mountain Network

Research Assistant
Needs Assessment: Preservice/inservice training for distance educators.

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Graduate Assistant
Florida Center for Instructional Technology.
Developed job aids for telecommunications.

University of South Florida, Lakeland, FL

Adjunct teacher-in-training and Teaching Assistant
Department of Engineering Technology.

Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL

Tutor: Teaching-learning-computer Center.
Needs Assessment: The Employable Graduate.

Maha Retreat House, Inc., Newton, MA

Assistant Director

The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

Associate Technical Staff



Sherry, L. (2000, February). Help At Last: Using Technology to Create Productive Learning Environments. Denver CO: RMC Research Corporation. (28 pages.)

Johnson, R.E. (1995). A Model Computer: Algorithms for Machine and Assembly Programming. Minneapolis: West Publishing Company.
Designed, edited, and published a user's manual for a model computer simulation developed by Richard Johnson, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Bay Community College. (162 pages.)

Barron, A.E., Hoffman, D., Ivers, K., & Sherry, L. (1994). Telecommunications: Ideas, Activities, Resources. Tampa: University of South Florida, The Florida Center for Instructional Technology. (74 pages.)

Book Chapters

Sherry, L., & Billig, S.H. (2008). Instructional conversations: Designing dialogue to deepen learning. In R. Luppicini (Ed.), Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications, pp. 144-160. Information Science Reference, Hershey PA.

Sherry, L. (2004). Diffusing e-learning: Myths, questions, and experiences. In G. Kearsley (Ed.), Online learning: Personal reflections on the transformation of education, pp. 370-397. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Sherry, L., Havelock, B., & Gibson, D. (2004). The Personal Learning Planner: An online environment for mentoring, collaboration, and publication. In T. Roberts (Ed.), Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in Higher Education, pp. 201-217. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Wilson, B., Sherry, L., Dobrovolny, J., Batty, M., & Ryder, M. (2002). Adoption of learning technologies in schools and universities. In H. H. Adelsberger, B. Collis, & J. M. Pawlowski (Eds.), Handbook on information technologies for education & training, pp. 293-307. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Sherry, L. (2001). Internet and World Wide Web usage in an institution of higher learning. In C.D. Maddux & D.L. Johnson (Eds.), The Web in Higher Education, pp. 91-105. New York: The Haworth Press.

Hoffman, D.; Sherry, L.; Lurie, J.; & McDaniel, J. (2001). The Teachers' Internet Use Guide: Web-Based Training for Educators. In B. Khan (Ed.), Web-Based Training, pp. 485-490. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Sherry, L., & Wilson, B. (1997). Transformative Communication as a Stimulus to Web Innovations. In B. Khan (Ed.), Web-based Instruction, pp. 67-73. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Other Publications and Presentations

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Honors and Awards

Other Activities

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