Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin was born in the United States and raised in Israel. She served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Lieutenant and then completed her undergraduate education at Bar-Ilan University majoring in Psychology and minoring in English Literature and Judaic Studies. She then earned a Masters’ in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in the Social-Clinical Interface, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. UA Little Rock is her second tenure track academic position.
In addition to her graduate work, She earned a Certificate in Distance Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. She has attended the Center for Creative Leadership and the ACE workshop for Chairs and Deans. She has also participated in training that focuses on developing leadership skills for women, held by American Council on Education, and was nominated and attended HERS, a leadership training institute for women in higher education.
Her research interest focuses on adjustment, with a special focus on adjustment to disability, brain injury in particular. This included a focus on college students with TBI and women living TBI. In 2002 she chaired the Brain Injury Associations Annual convention in Minneapolis, and in 2005 she was a guest editor of Brain Injury Professional: The official publication of the North American Brain Injury Association, that focused on women and TBI. Most recently she has been interested in developing and nurturing leadership skills in young women.