Sherri VandenAkker | Springfield College

Sherri VandenAkker

Sherri VandenAkker

Sherri VandenAkker, PhD
  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
  • Master of Arts, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology for Educators: University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.

Doctor of Philosophy concentrations in Rhetoric and Composition, Modern Poetry, and Contemporary Poetry. Significant Master of Arts coursework in British fiction. Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology. Award-winning documentary filmmaker and nature photographer. Dedicated educator of adult learners in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. Online curriculum Course Author/Subject Matter Expert.

Courses Taught
  • Advanced College-Level Academic Skills
  • Communications Skills II
  • Exploring Women’s Issues through Literature
  • Critical Thinking through Literature
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Documentary Film Writing
  • Photography

Selected Works



Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

A film by Sherri VandenAkker, PhD, associate professor of human services for Springfield College Boston, titled My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic, was screened by Lexington Community Education in Lexington, Mass., in February 2017. The screening was followed by a question-and-answer session with VandenAkker.

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