Sherri VandenAkker, PhD
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.