Sherri VandenAkker, PhD
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- 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.
- Advanced College-Level Academic Skills
- Communications Skills II
- Exploring Women’s Issues through Literature
- Critical Thinking through Literature
- Special Guest: Sherri VandenAkker, Director of My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. The Bubble Hour. BlogTalkRadio. April 27, 2015
- “Sherri VandenAkker’s on Friday Happy Hour.” Interview by Annmarie Kelly. The Victorious Woman Project. WCHE 1520 AM. February 6, 2015.
- The View Interview (Sherri VandenAkker Discusses Her Documentary My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic.) Interview by Rosie O’Donnell. The View (ABC). New York, N.Y. January 23, 2015..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsf-uDvt0ro
- “Fighting Alcoholism: Interview with Sherri VandenAkker.” Interview by Elsie Reed and Kirthi Gita Jayakamur about women and alcoholism. Delta Women. Delta State, Nigeria. December 3, 2012. http://deltawomen.blogspot.com/2012/12/fighting-alcoholism-interview-wit...
“SHS Professor’s Film Screens at NYC Film Festival.” Sherri VandenAkker (Director). By Chris Gregor. Triangle. Vol 84, No. 1. 15. http://content,yudu.com/Library/A22nyr/TriangelVOLUME84NO1/resources/17.htm
“Her Name Was Bette: An Illuminating Account of Disease, Family, and Forgiveness.” Sherri VandenAkker (Director). By Mieke H. Bomann. Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly. Winter 2012. 37. https://issuu.com/mhcalumnae/docs/winter2012quarterly1.0/39
- ·VandenAkker, S. My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. Full-length multi-award-winning documentary film. 2011. Kairos Productions (NYC), in association with Unlikely Hero Productions (Los Angeles, Calif.). In distribution with EyeFilm Releasing (Beverly Hills, Calif.). · http://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Was-Bette-Alcoholic/dp/B00M5PAXOG/ref=pd_r...
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.