Texas Tech University

Sonya Sherrod, Ph.D.

Dissertation Specialist and Writing Coach
Doctoral Support Center

Dr. Sonya Sherrod completed her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at Texas Tech University in 2009. She also earned a B.S. and M.A. in mathematics from Texas Tech. She has previously worked as an instructor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Texas Tech University.  Sonya has presented research at AERA, SERA, and CAMT. She has published manuscripts in national and international math and science journals. Dr. Sherrod co-authored a book of math and science integrated activities for middle school students and is currently working on a 2nd-grade mathematics curriculum that incorporates strategies to promote conceptual understanding of students with autism and other learning differences.

Dr. Sherrod was able to utilize the training she received in her doctoral program as a mathematics instructor of pre-service elementary and middle school teachers. She also has three years of experience in providing content feedback to middle and high school mathematics teachers and coaches involved in the REFLECT project here at Texas Tech's College of Education.


Dr. Sonya Sherrod


  • 2009, Ph.D. Texas Tech University – Curriculum & Instruction, Mathematics & Science Education
  • 2006, M.A., Texas Tech University - Mathematics
  • 2004, B.S., Texas Tech University - Mathematics

Areas of Expertise

  • Conceptual Mathematics
  • Instrument Development

Books and Selected Publications

Matteson, S. M., Sherrod, S. E., & Cetin, S. C. (2017). Collection, storage, protection, and sharing issues with large-scale data sets. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781473999053

Matteson, S. M., Sherrod, S. E., & Cetin, S. C. (2016). Rubrics: Evaluation Tools for the Pedagogical and Content Knowledge of Grades 6-9 Mathematics Teachers. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781473979628

McCluskey, R., Dwyer, J., & Sherrod, S. (2016). Teacher immediacy and learning mathematics: Effects on students with divergent mathematical aptitudes. Investigations in Mathematics Learning.

Cloutier, A., Dwyer, J., & Sherrod, S. (2016). Exploration of hands-on/minds-on learning in an active STEM outreach program. In: 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. June 26-29, 2016. New Orleans, LA.

Williams, E., Dwyer, J., & Sherrod, S. (May 2014). Instructor immediacy and motivation for mathematics learning. MathAMATYC Educator, 5(3), 38-41.

Dwyer, J., Sherrod, S., & Hitchcock, K. (2011). Science and mathematics integrated activities for middle school. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Ganesh, B., Wilhelm, J., & Sherrod. S. (2009). Development of a geometric spatial visualization tool. School Science and Mathematics, 109(8), 461‐472.

Sherrod, S., Dwyer, J., & Narayan, R. (2009). Developing science and math integrated activities for middle school students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(2), 247‐257.

Dwyer, J., Keating, M., & Sherrod, S. (2008). The Koch snowflake. Mathematics Teaching 207, March 2008, 33‐34.

Sherrod, S., & Wilhelm, J. (2008). A study of how classroom dialogue facilitates the development of geometric spatial concepts related to understanding the cause of moon phases. International Journal of Science Education, 1, 1‐22.


Sherrod, S., Gilinsky, N., & Ensminger, M. (2012). Global Health Interest Index.

Duncan, S., & Sherrod, S. (2009). Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC) Employees' Satisfaction Survey.

Duncan, S., & Sherrod, S. (2009). Interprofessional Teamwork for Faculty, Students, and Alumni Survey.

Smith, W., Duncan, S., Sherrod, S., & Harman, R. (2008). Comprehensive Moon Phases Assessment.

Wilhelm, J., Ganesh, B., Sherrod, S., & Ji, J. (2007). Geometric Spatial Assessment.