Sherry McCarthy

Administrative Consulting/Professor of Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Teaching English
  • Teaching Gifted Students
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • AQIP and PEAQ team facilitator for HLC


  • Postdoctoral Work in English; University of Arkansas, 1993-1996
  • Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership: College Teaching, University of Arkansas, 1993
  • Certification in Gifted Education; Arkansas Tech University, 1985
  • M.E., Secondary Education/Biology, University of Arkansas, 1978
  • B.S.E., English/Biology, University of Arkansas, 1971

Professional Achievements:

  • 1996-present William Woods University faculty
  • 1971-1996 English/Biology/Gifted Teacher Alma High School


  • American Association of University Administrators, 2001-present
  • Council of Independent Colleges-CAO Organization, 2005-present
  • National Council of Teachers of English, 1973-present
  • Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, 1980-present

Honors and/or awards:

  • Delta State Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Excellence in Education Award, April 2007
  • Outstanding Teacher Fellowship to study English Lit. at Oxford University, England Summer 1993
  • Alma School Districts: Teacher of the Year Award 1990
  • Governor’s Honor Ceremony for Recognizing Teaching Excellence 1990
  • Delta Kappa Gamma International Scholarship Recipient for Doctoral Studies 1990
  • Kappa State Scholarship Recipient for Doctoral Studies 1990
  • Phi Delta Kappa Excellence in Teaching Award 1984-1985


    Published Articles:
    • “Using a Variety of Assessment Strategies to Determine the Success of a Learning Program Outside the Classroom,” March/April 2006 issue of Assessment Update.
    •  “Teaching Emotional Intelligence” in Delta Kappa Gamma International Bulletin. Summer 2001 Issue. Delta Kappa Gamma Press.
    Published Paper:
    • ” Verifying the Educational Value Orientations in the Curricular Decision Making Process of Pre-Service Teachers.” With Betsy Tutt. Educational Resources Information Center Clearing House on Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000.
    • “Understanding and Using Change Forces: Developing Models” with Betsy Tutt. Educational Resources Information Center Clearing House on Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000.
    Published Activity:
    • “Defining a Middle School” Activities included in Book “Activities for Teaching Middle School Teachers. Samuel Totten, et al. Spring 1999.