Dr. Scott Sherman


Ph.D. Business, Texas A&M University, 1997
Masters Business Administration, Texas A&M University, 1980
Bachelors Journalism, Texas A&M University, 1976

Joined the faculty in 2004

  • Research Interests: Strategic Sense-Making, Corporate Decision-Making and Tacit Stupidity, and Organizational Development and Consulting 
  • Teaching Interests: Business Strategy, Organizational Development, and Business Consulting


Dr. Sherman graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Management in 1997.  Dr. Sherman was Vice President-Operations with The Orlando Sentinel newspaper and Tribune Company before he pursued his Ph.D. He taught at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University from 1997 to 2004 and served as Management Department Chair for the Graziadio School from 1998-2002.  Dr. Sherman returned to his native Texas in 2004 when he joined Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as an assistant professor.  Dr. Sherman became an associate professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2008 and a professor in 2022. Dr. Sherman currently is serving as the Management and Marketing Department Chair within the TAMUCC College of Business.

Selected Publications

  • Sherman, W. S. & Harris, R. D. (2022). Boeing 2020: Descent into Corporate and Culture Crisis. Case Research Journal, 42(3), 1-28.
  • Sherman, W. S. & Roberto, K. J. (2020). Are You Talkin' To Me?: The Role Of Culture In Crisis Management Sensemaking. Management Decisions, 58(10): 2195-2211.
  • Sherman, W. S. & Harris, R. D. (2019). Crisis? What Crisis? Strategic Crisis Management, and the GM Ignition Switch Crisis. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 83(1): 41-49.

Current Working Paper

  • Boeing 2022: Fight of Flight (with R. Harris).

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