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Ledric Sherman
Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 257 Gilchrist
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. Pattin, A.J., Sherman, L.D. (2018) Experiences among African-American community members with pharmacy-based immunization services in Detroit, Michigan. doi: 10.1177/8755122518801288; Journal of Pharmacy Technology;

2. Sherman, L.D., Griffith, D.M. (2018) If I Can Afford Steak, Why Worry About Buying Beans: African American Men[48]19s Perceptions of their Food Environment. American Journal of Men's Health;;

3. Jackson, Z.A., Sherman, L.D. (2018) National college health assessment sampling: Organizational barriers preventing Black participation and organizational solutions for appropriate representation. Journal of American College Health; doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1499647

4. Sherman, L.D., Strom-Williams, J. (2018) Perspectives of fear as a barrier to self-management in non-Hispanic Black men with type 2 diabetes. Health Education and Behavior;

5. Grande, S.W., Sherman, L.D. (2018) Too important to ignore: Leveraging digital technology to improve chronic illness management among Black men. Journal of the Medical Internet Research; doi:10.2196/jmir.9434;

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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;

10. 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

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* 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.
HLTH 429
HLTH 482
HLTH 440
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Xiaoying Zhang (Fall, 2019), Ph.D.

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

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

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