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Sherry Early

Lecturer & Interim Program Coordinator, Counseling and Higher Education
Counseling and Higher Education
Lindley Hall N252

Dr. Sherry L. Early holds the B.A. in Communication and M.A. in Student Affairs Administration, both from Michigan State University. She also holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Early teaches courses in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program area in the department of Counseling and Higher Education. Additionally, Dr. Early serves as interim program coordinator for HESA.  Dr. Early teaches Introduction to Higher Education and Student Affairs, Student Development Theory, and Practicum. Her research interests include leadership development, mentoring and socialization in higher education, and designing training programs.   


Most Recent Publications: 

Early, S. L. (2014). An Examination of Mentoring Relationships and Leadership Capacity in Resident Assistants (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. bgsu1387541026)

Early, S. L. (2011). From learning outcomes to evaluation: An examination of programmatic design and assessment for residential education. Perspectives and Practice.  Retrieved from

Early, S. L. (2011).  [Review of the book Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty].  The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching, and Learning 11(1), 155-157.