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Haley Sherman
Ph.D. Student, HDFS

 

Education
M.S. Human Development and Family Science, Auburn University
B.S. Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University, 2017

Research interests
• Military Families
• Religion and Spirituality within the family

Publications/Posters/Papers
Lucier-Greer, M., Quichocho, D., Frye-Cox, N., Sherman, H., Burke, B., & Duncan, J. M. (under review). Coping and mental health among active duty service members and their spouses: Investigating the role of marital warmth.

Burke, B., Lucier-Greer, M., Quichocho, D., Sherman, H., Nichols, L., & O’Neal, C. W. (2019). A review and application of posttraumatic growth for enhancing the well-being of military service members and their families. Auburn, AL: Military REACH. aub.ie/MilitaryREACH-PTG

Research Presentations

Vilches, S., McDaniel, S., Sherman, H., Burks, B., Jackson, T., Merrit, A. & Byahut, S. (accepted, Nov. 2020). Planning Approaches that can Recognize Rural Families Strengths: A Systems and Networks Analysis of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Toronto, ON; American Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference.

Vilches, S., McDaniel, S., Sherman, H., Burks, B., Jackson, T., & Merritt, A. (2020). Passion For Prevention: Meso-Level Insights on Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Providers and Community Leaders Speak Out. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Virtual Conference. (National).

Sherman, H., Lucier-Greer, M., & O’Neal, C. W. (2020). Service member and civilian parents’ reporting on child's deployment experiences and their perceptions of the re-establishment of relationships after deployment. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Virtual Conference. (National).

Sherman, H., Frye-Cox, N., Lucier-Greer, M. (2020). Assessing dimensions of combat exposure among soldiers and implications for mental health. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Auburn Research Student Symposium 2020, Auburn, AL. (University).

Sherman, H., Frye-Cox, N., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2020, April). Does religion buffer the impact combat exposure has on depressive symptomology? Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, Birmingham, AL. (Regional).

Vilches, S., McDaniel, S., Sherman, H., Burks, B., Merritt, A., Jackson, T., & Flowers, S. (2020, April). Engaging with a prevention approach: System supports needed in child abuse and neglect prevention. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, Birmingham, AL. (Regional).

Burke, B., Quichocho, D., Nichols, L., Sherman, H., O'Neal, C. W., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2019, November). Leveraging social relationships to foster posttraumatic growth. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX. (National)

Vilches, S., McDaniel, S., Sherman, H., & Burks, B. (2019, November). Child protection versus child well-being: Gaps and opportunities to support family resilience with the strengthening families framework. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Fort Worth, TX. (National)

Sherman, H., Lucier-Greer, M., & Vilches, S. L. (2019, April). The role of faith, religion, and spirituality during pregnancy: An empirical and theoretical review. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, Bentonville, AR. (Regional)

Burke, B., Quichocho, D., Sherman, H., O’Neal C. W., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2019, April). Can there be growth after trauma? An application-focused review of posttraumatic growth. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, Bentonville, AR. (Regional)

Translating Research into Community Resources

Sherman, H. (2020). The Rodgers Journey: A Coast Guard veteran couple’s firsthand account of their time in the military. An opinion piece written for the Military REACH monthly newsletter.

Sherman, H. (2020). Family leisure and recreation: Why this is important for families. Family Focus Article written for Military REACH .

Sherman, H. (2019). Parent-child communication during deployment. Family Focus Article written for Military REACH.

Courses taught
Teaching Assistant HDFS 3060: Patterns of Family Interactions
Research projects
Data Collection Coordinator for the “Social Indicators for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention” Project with Dr. Silvia Vilches
Graduate Research Assistant for Military REACH with Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer

Accomplishments
Certifications

2020   Certified Family Life Educator
2016   Developmental Disabilities Certification

Honors and Awards

Graduate Student Winner for the Auburn Research Student Symposium, Auburn University, Spring 2020
    Winner for an exceptional poster presentation on scholarly work related to the dimensions of combat exposure andits’ implications on mental health outcomes
Graduate First-Year Experience Mentor Award, Auburn University, Spring 2020
    This award recognizes selected graduate students who mentored first-year graduate students, serving as an advisor to help them acclimate to their graduate careers at Auburn University.
Graduate Student Paper Award Runner-Up, Southeastern Council on Family Relations Conference 2019
    Runner-up for exceptional oral presentation on scholarly work related to the role of faith, religion, and spirituality during pregnancy among family scholars.
Fun Facts
Favorite books/movies?
My favorite movie is A Walk to Remember.

Favorite quotes/sayings?
My favorite quote is actually a bible verse. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Childhood jobs?
My first 'job’ was as a babysitter and then when I was old enough to work for a business I worked as Shoe Station. My last job before going off to college was as a Lifeguard/Lifeguard Supervisor at a little waterpark in my home town.

Hobbies/hidden talents? Hero/someone you look up to? Someone that I have always admired is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am fascinated by the Civil Rights Movement and by African American History. If I could, I would love to go back in time and meet him! He was such a man of character and truly stood behind his beliefs.

What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school? The advice I would offer someone thinking about graduate school is to have a goal or purpose for wanting to pursue a graduate degree(s), find a program that has funding, and remember that graduate school is less about the actual school and more about the mentor you will be working with so find someone who researchers what you want to research or you connect with and would like to work with for the next few years! * (Note: This was all advice I received and cannot take credit for any of its brilliance!)