Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 322DB Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1266
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
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Short Bio
Dr. Ledric Sherman received his PhD from Texas A&M University in August of 2013. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, he received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Sherman begin his career at Texas A&M as an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) and remained in this position until completing his doctoral program in Health Education. Upon completing his doctoral degree, he was hired as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, Division of Health. After being in this position for two years, he was then promoted to an Assistant Professor position within the department. Dr. Sherman's research interests are focused on Type 2 diabetes self-management, Men's health, Quality and quantity of life among persons living with type 2 diabetes, and health education and wellness promotion. Dr. Sherman enjoys teaching and mentoring students to help prepare them for the next chapter in their in lives, both professionally and personally. Dr. Sherman has taught undergraduate courses in Environmental Health, Grant Writing, Healthy Lifestyles, and Contemporary Issues for Community Health Interns. He also has experience in teaching Program Planning for graduate students.
Research Interests
Diabetes Self Management
Health education and wellness promotion
Men's Health
Quality & quantity of life among persons living with type 2 diabetes
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Bonner, T., Harvey, I.S., & Sherman, L.D. (2017) A Qualitative Inquiry of Lower Extremity Disease Knowledge among African Americans living with Type 2 Diabetes. Health Promotion Practice; 1524839916688867 Secondary

2. Harvey, I.S., Sherman, L.D., Spears, E., Ford, C.D., & Green, H.D. (2017) Social support and diabetes self-management behavior among Caribbean, Caribbean American and African American women: A descriptive correlation study; Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 5, (1) 16-24

3. Sherman, L.D. (2016) A comprehensive literature review of theories and constructs utilized in type 2 diabetes self-care management research involving African-American men. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 4,(2), 127-132

4. Sherman, L.D., Hawkins, J., & Bonner, T. (2016) An analysis of the recruitment and participation of African-American men in type 2 diabetes self-management research: a review of the published literature. Social Work in Public Health; dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2016.1188742

5. Sherman, L.D., Fawole, T. (2016) The more I do, the better I[48]19ll be[48]1D: The treatment preferences of type 2 diabetes among African-American men. American Journal of Men's Health; DOI: 10.1177/1557988316642274

6. Bonner, T., Sherman, L.D., Hurd, T., & Jones, L. (2015). Patient Navigation. In K.H. Todd & C.R. Thomas, (Eds.), Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York City: Springer Science Business Media.

7. Sherman, L.D, McKyer, ELJ. (2015) Where are they? The inclusion of African-American men in empirical studies of type 2 diabetes self-care management Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 3(2), 27-39

8. Sherman, L. (2014) [48]1CWe[48]19ve Come This Far by Faith[48]1D: Faith and Spirituality as a Facilitator to Self-Care Management of Type 2 Diabetes among African-American Men. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 3(1), 26-32

9. Sherman, L., McKyer, ELJ, Singer, J., Larke Jr., A., & Guidry, J. (2014) Understanding the essence and lived experience among African-American men living with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 2(2), 96-104

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

T3 - At the Intersection of Health and Place: Barriers to Health Service Utilization among Men. (PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 35,000.

Catapult Round 4 - Promoting Reading Comprehension and Learning with Multimodal Science Texts (PRISM) ($30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.

Physical Activity Impacts of a Planned Activity-Friendly Community: The What, Where, When and Why of Environmental Approaches to Obesity Prevention. (PI)
Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2017/09/01 - 2019/08/31
Total Funding: 297,939.
HLTH 429
HLTH 482
HLTH 440
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
HLTH 630, HLTH 684, HLTH 685
2017 - 2018
HLTH 440, HLTH 630, HLTH 685
2016 - 2017
HLTH 440, HLTH 630
2015 - 2016
HLTH 440, HLTH 685
2014 - 2015
HLTH 231, HLTH 429, HLTH 440, HLTH 485, HLTH 630, HLTH 646, KINE 199
2013 - 2014
HLTH 429, HLTH 440, HLTH 482, KINE 198, KINE 199
2012 - 2013
KINE 198, KINE 199
2011 - 2012
KINE 198, KINE 199
2010 - 2011
KINE 198, KINE 199
2009 - 2010
KINE 198, KINE 199
2008 - 2009
KINE 198, KINE 199
2007 - 2008
HLTH 485, KINE 198, KINE 199
2006 - 2007
KINE 198, KINE 199
2005 - 2006
KINE 198, KINE 199
2004 - 2005
KINE 198, KINE 199

(2009). Outstanding Teacher.  Emil Mamaliga Outstanding Teacher Award

(2005). Outstanding Instructor.  National Youth Sports Program (NYSP)

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