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Dr. Mikki (Michelle) L Sherwood, Professor, Coordinator Family Services Program Area & Child Development Laboratories, Disney Internship

Office: 1044 - Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-6349
Fax: 217-581-6090
Email: mlsherwood@eiu.edu

Mikki (Michelle) Sherwood's Vita
Office Hours for Fall 2017:
Monday 8:30-12:30
Thursday 2-3
or by appointment

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Undergraduate courses:
  • FCS 1000 Foundations of FCS (assisted with development)
  • FCS 1800 Life Span Human Development (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 2000 Family Perspectives (assisted with development)
  • FCS 2500 Introduction to FCS (developed both face-to-face and online offering)
  • FCS 2850 Child Development (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 3750 Independent Study in FCS: Disney and FCS
  • FCS 3800 Family Life Sex Education (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 3840 Family Theories (assisted with the development and adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 3853 Practicum in Child Development (revamped laboratory program in response to budget cuts)
  • FCS 4820 Death & Dying (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 4854 Parent-Child Study and Community Interaction (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 4851 Infant Development
  • FCS 4859 Administration in Human Service programs (adapted to online offering)
  • FCS 4860 Addictions and the Family
Coursework for the Alternative Bachelors Child Care; Bachelors in General Studies/Family & Consumer Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Program

Graduate courses:
  • FCS 5460 Current Issues and Trends in FCS (revised content)
  • FCS 5850 Theories of Human Development and Family Life (revised content)
  • FCS 5846 Public Policy and Grant Writing in Community Programming (revised content)
  • FCS 5852 Adolescence in the Family (adapted to online offering)
Program development:
  • Revised FCS Undergraduate Internship Program, 2015-2017
  • Assisted with the revision of MS in FCS orientation packet/presentation and policies and procedures, 2016
  • Developed and facilitate the ABC Child Care Education program and maintain multiple credentials, 1997-present
  • Co-authored successful application for Certified Family Life Educator Entitled status for FCS undergraduate program through the National Council on Family Relations, 2015-present
  • Oversaw addition of commercial kitchen to the Infant/Toddler room, 2006 and initiated curricular/programming restructuring of the FCS Infant and Child Development Laboratories, 2015
  • Assisted with the development of the FCS Core Curriculum in 1997 and the major reconfiguration in 2014, wrote and developed two of the four required courses
  • Developed, funded and facilitate Disney Study Tour for the MS in FCS Teacher Cohort program, 2004
  • Developed the first Masters of Sciences in FCS targeted cohort program with Frances Murphy and Jim Painter, located off-site in Cook County, 2003-2004

Education

PhD, School of Education, Early Childhood Education/Child Psychology concentration, Indiana State University, 2002
  • Dissertation: White Teachers, White Children, White Schools: Multiculturalism in Geographically Homogeneous Communities (under Michelle L. Meadows)
MS, Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 1997
  • Thesis: Computer Use, Exposure and Experience, and Gender Issues Among Preschool Children (under Meadows)
BA, Bachelors in General Studies (Board of Governors), Eastern Illinois University, 1996

Professional Organizations

Credentials:
Certified Family Life Educator, voluntary certification process through the National Council on Family Relations, 1997-present

Certified Family and Consumer Scientist, voluntary certification process through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2004-present

Professional memberships:
National Association for Multicultural Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (lifetime member)

Illinois Council on Family Relations
  • Executive Council member, 1997-2006, 2009-2012
  • President, 2000, 2004, 2005-2006 and 2012
  • Conference Chair, 2000, 2004, 2005-2006 and 2012
  • Awards Committee, 2000-2006 and 2009

Research

  • Disney College [Internship] Program
  • Targeted Recruitment Strategies
  • Student Support through High Impact Programming/Activities
  • History/Theories of Family Studies
  • Human Development
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Diversity and Multicultural Education
  • Males/Fathers in the Lives of Young Children
  • Addiction in Families

Selected Publications

Meadows, M. (2012) Pink and blue: Telling the boys from the girls in America (book review). Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences 104(3), 57-59.

Lee, J., Md-Yunus, S., Son, W. & Meadows, M. (2008). An exploratory case study of young children’s interactive play behaviors with a non-English speaking child. Early Child Development and Care. DOI: 10.1080/03004430701764143.

Meadows, M. (2006). Attracting and retaining diverse faculty in predominately white geographical areas. The Department Chair, 17(1) 63-64.

Meadows, M., Murphy, F. Hoadley, M. Babcock, M. & Harvey, D. (2005). Integrating technology into the early childhood environment in a manner both economically and pedagogically feasible. Education and Information technology Library, 1 61-62.

Meadows, M. (2004). The role of the media for white children in predominately white environments. Journal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review, 11(4) 12-18.

Meadows, M. & Murphy, F. (2004).Using technology in early childhood environments to strengthen cultural connections. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual 2004(1) 39-47.

Meadows, M & Lee, J. (2003).The challenge of using multicultural education in predominantly white early childhood classrooms.International Journal of Early Childhood Education, 8(2) 105-124.

Meadows, M. (2001).  Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and Bisexual Families: The Teacher or Caregiver's Role in the Development of Positive Relationships.  Journal of Early Education and Family Review, 8(3).

Meadows, M. (Fall 2001). Using Technology in Early Childhood Environments to Strengthen Cultural Connections published in the Curriculum Packet of ELED 711 Early Childhood Education offered University of Wisconsin Oshkosh by Dr. Lenore Peachin Wineberg 

Meadows, M. (2000).  Parent-Teacher-Child Relations and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered Family.  Prairie Flame, 4(6/7).

Selected Conference Presentations

Eastern Illinois University recruitment events as needed Spring 2016-present, presentation entitled Academic Highlights: A Professor's Perspective 
or Yesireeee! A Disney Internship is for YOU

Eastern Illinois University Graduate Student Advisory Committee invited speaker, May 2017, Your Electronic Footprint
 
Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) Annual Cluster Meeting, November 2016, interactive presentation and exhibit entitled Making your Passion your Profession: Using FCCLA to Prepare for your Future
 
Eastern Illinois University Student Research and Creative Discovery Conference, Spring 2016, faculty mentor for Resa Ware’s (EIU Graduate Student) presentation The Impact of Social Media on the Grieving Process
 
Student Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Membership Meeting, March 2016, presentation entitled Digital Tattoos: You are what you Post
 
Eastern Illinois University panel on women’s reproductive rights; screening “No Mas Bebes,” January, 2016
 
Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) Annual Cluster Meeting, November 2015, presentation and exhibit entitled Experiential Learning: What is it? Why is it Important?
 
National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2015, poster presentation with Elissa Mitchell, Jill Bowers, Dina Izenstark entitled Developing Emerging Adults’ Career Skills: A Participatory Approach
 
BVC Bullying Conference at Eastern Illinois University, October 2015, presentation with Frances Murphy entitled Building Social Resilience in Young Children
 
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, June 2015, presentation with Melanie Burns and Lisa Moyer entitled Putting Research into Practice Using Social Media to Connect: That is a ‘Like’

EIU Undergraduate Showcase, March 2015, faculty mentor for poster presentation by Meg Borah (EIU undergraduate student) entitled Introducing FCS to University Students Using Technology

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, June 2014, presentation with Jill Bowers and Melanie Burns entitled Using Participatory Research to Develop Online Program to Help FCS College Students with Career Skills
 
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, June 2014, presentation with Jill Bowers, Melanie Burns, and Dina Izenstark entitled An Exploration Evaluation of an Online Program to Help FCS College Students with Career Skills

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Professional Development Webinar, November 2013, presentation with Jill Bowers entitled Career Skillet: Engaging Youth in career Skills and FCS Career Opportunities

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, April 2013, presentation with Amanda Woolard, Misty Rhodes and Lisa Taylor entitled Frequency, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Sexting Among College Students

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, July 2012, presentation with Kathleen O’Rourke, Lisa Taylor and Sharon Lewis Examination of Cyber Bullying and Relational Aggression Among High School Students

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, November 2011, presider Fathering in Context

A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Egypt, October 2011, presentation with Frances Murphy entitled Contrasts Between Experiences of Ancient Egyptian Children and Contemporary Families

Association for Childhood Education International Annual Conference, April 2011, presentation entitled Encouraging Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences webinar, February 2011, Encouraging Male Involvement in Early Childhood, Parenting and FCS

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Meeting, November 2010, pre-conference workshop with Jill Bowers entitled Encouraging Male Involvement in Early Childhood Environments

5th International Conference on Social Science Research, September 2010, presentation with Jill Bowers entitled Encouraging Male Participation in the Lives of Young Children Both Personally and Professionally

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting, June 2010, presentation with Jill Bowers entitled Encouraging Male Involvement in the Lives of Young Children: Strategies for Personal and Professional Connections

EIUnity Diversity Conference 2009, EIU, February 2009, presentation entitled Blinded by the White: Race & Culture in Daily Life

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference Learning Galleria, Dallas, November 2008, poster presentation entitled Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Families: The Caregiver’s Role in Developing Healthy Relationships

National Association for Family Child Care National Conference, Chicago, July 2008, presentation entitled The Caregiver’s Role in Working with Gay and Lesbian Families

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences National Conference, Reno, NV June 2007 presentation entitled Developing Cultural Competence Among Children in Non-Diverse Environments

National Association of Multicultural Education International Conference, Phoenix, AR November 2006 presentation entitled Multicultural Play Opportunities for Predominately White Preschool Children

Annual Academic Chairpersons National Conference, Orlando, FL February 2006 presentation entitled Blinded by the White: Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Faculty

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Washington, DC December 2005 presentation entitled Yes! You Can Use Technology in an Authentic Manner in an Early Childhood Program

22nd International World Association for Case Method Research and Application, Brno, Czech Republic, July 2005 presentation with Pat McCallister and Linda Simpson entitled Changing Technology and its Impact on Families and Consumers in a Global Society


Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, January2005 presentation entitled Using Children’s Literature to Introduce Multiculturalism to Predominately White Environments

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2004 presentation entitled Young Children and Sexuality: Understanding Appropriate Sexual Development and How to Manage Behavior in the Care Environment

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2004 presentation with JoohiLee entitled Do Kindergarten Teachers' Attitudes Toward Mathematics Matter to Implement Mathematics Education?

E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Washington, DC, November 2004, presentation with Pat McCallister and Linda Simpson entitled Technology & Change: Exploring the Impact of Technology on Consumers and Families

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, June 2004 presentation with Linda Simpson and Pat McCallister entitled Change: The Impact of Technology on Families and Consumers

Dealing with Diversity Summer Institute, Macomb, IL, May 2004 panel moderator for Heterosexual Privilege from a Gay Perspective

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2003 presentation entitled Using Dramatic Play to Introduce Diversity to Predominately White Classrooms

American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 2003 presentation entitled White Teachers, White Children, White Schools: Multiculturalism in Geographically Homogeneous Communities

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, New York City November 2002 presentation with Joohi Lee and Karen Liu entitled White Professionals, White Children, White Communities: The Role of Multiculturalism in Geographically Homogeneous Environments

National Association of Multicultural Education International Conference, Washington, DC October 2002 presentation with Joohi Lee and Karen Liu entitled White Teachers, White Children, White Schools: Multiculturalism in Geographically Homogeneous Communities

National Association of Multicultural Education International Conference, Washington, DC October 2002 presentation with Joohi Lee and Karen Liu entitled Yes, I Know How to Implement Multicultural Education in my Curriculum

Dealing with Diversity Summer Institute, Western Illinois University May 2002 presentation entitled White Teachers, White Children, White Schools: Multiculturalism in Geographically Homogeneous Communities

Midwest Education Technology Conference, St. Louis, Missouri January 2002 presentation entitled Using Technology in Early Childhood Environments to Strengthen Cultural Connections with Frances Murphy

National Educational Computing Conference, Chicago, Illinois June 2001 presentation with Frances Murphy entitled Using Technology in Early Childhood Environments to Strengthen Cultural Connections

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, Florida March 2001 poster presentation entitled Using Technology in Early Childhood Environments to Strengthen Cultural Connections

National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia  November, 2000 presentation with Dr. Karen Liu and Carol Turner entitled Transforming Teachers, Transforming Curriculum:  Rethinking Diversity and Pedagogy  

Funding & Grants

School of Family & Consumer Sciences Winkleblack Grant, funded 2009 (2), 2010, 2014, 2015, submitted 2016

Eastern Illinois University Faculty Development Support Grant, funded 2008, 2015

Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development Grant, funded 2014

Eastern Illinois University Redden Fund Grant, funded 2008, 2013

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Professional Development Grant, funded Fall 2007

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Accreditation Grant funded both Spring and Fall of 2006

Illinois State Quality Counts funded Spring 2005

Eastern Illinois University Technology Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Grant, funded Spring 2005

Eastern Illinois University Technology Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Grant, funded Spring 2004

Eastern Illinois University Redden Grant, with Michelle Morgan, funded Summer 2003

Indiana State University Graduate Research Grant, funded Fall 2001 and Spring 2002

Great Lakes Head Start Quality Network Grant, application submitted November, 2001

Technology Enhanced and Delivered Education (TEDE) Grant, Eastern Illinois University, funded February, 2001

Instructional Technology Enhancement Grant with Frances Murphy and Lisa Dallas, Eastern Illinois University, funded December 2000

Instructional Technology Enhancement Grant with Frances Murphy and Lisa Dallas, Eastern Illinois University, submitted December 1999 



Professional Development:
Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research Micro-Masters University of Michigan, in progress
  • Social Work Practice in Community Organization, Management and Policy/Evaluation, in progress
  • Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work, 2017
  • Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change, 2016-17
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Small Groups, 2016
Shaken Baby Syndrome Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2017

SIDS, Mandated Reporting Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2014, 2017

Children with Special Needs Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2011, 2017

State of Illinois Granting Writing online course, October 2016

Illinois State Food Sanitation Production Management Certification, Spring 2015

Framework for Understanding Poverty Training, April 2009

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Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6076
Fax: (217) 581-6090


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