Paul Sherman, Ph.D., joined the SLIS faculty in fall 2014. He received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1997 from the University of Texas in Austin. His research focused on how pilots’ use of computers and automated systems on the flight deck affects their individual and team performance. He holds a master of education (M.Ed.) in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in English both from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Sherman served as an adjunct instructor and lecturer for Kent State and other organizations for five years prior to assuming this full-time role. Prior to coming to Kent State, Sherman held a variety of positions in the user experience design field. He has worked as manager of User-Centered Design at Intuit in Plano, Texas, and as a Director of User Research for Andara Digital in Dallas. He then held a position as the senior director of User-Centered Design in Atlanta for Sage Software, where he led efforts to redesign the user interface and improve the overall customer experience of the Peachtree Accounting product family.
Assistant Professor & User Experience Design Concentration Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Texas in Austin; , M.Ed.; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; , B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
User Experience and Usability Research, Design and Evaluation, Interaction and Visual Design Management, Digital Asset Management, Accessibility, accessible design, design for aging populations, design for universal use, universal design
Usability Professionals' Association (President 2008; Vice-President 2007; Board of Directors 2004-2009)
2009 – Usability Professionals’ Association President’s Award – for service to the user experience community and the UPA
2008 – Human Factors and Ergonomics Association – HFES User-Centered Product Design Award – for user research, design, and usability analysis on the Peachtree Accounting 2007 redesign project