Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. W. Scott Sherman

An Outstanding Islander

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Thrilled to Teach

Dr. W. Scott Sherman believes the power of choice makes life not only more interesting for himself, but for his students. The associate professor of management joined the University faculty in September 2004, and is excited to serve as a tour guide for his students’ educational journey. He often greets fellow Islanders who ask how he is doing with, “thrilled to be here and here to be thrilled.” Previously, Sherman was Management Department chair at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. The former corporate executive demonstrates tremendous enthusiasm for teaching business strategy and organizational change and development, and received the College of Business Teaching Excellence Award, the Faculty Senate University Teaching Excellence Award, and three Texas A&M University System Student Recognition Awards for Teaching Excellence. He enhances his lectures with real-life situations taken from his executive and consulting experience. Sherman has spoken at Island Days prospective student and parent orientations, has helped with the New Student Move-In, and received the Amigos de la Isla (Friends of the Island) faculty award in 2007. He is one of the first faculty members to teach at the new Michael and Karen O’Connor building this summer, and was recognized by Dean Moustafa Abdelsamad for performing “other duties not assigned” in preparation for the O’Connor Building grand opening – hanging frames, dusting light fixtures, and taking photos. Sherman has presented numerous papers at national conferences, and published papers in various journals. His papers and presentations have interesting titles, such as “Bozos, Yoyos, Bimbos, and Heroes: The Role of Intent and Expertise in Defining the Globally Agile Consultant,” and are intended to provide interesting and practical guidance for managers. He has chaired the College of Business’ Graduate Advisory Committee, and the Kirkland Distinguished Visitor and Awards Committee.  He also serves on the University Graduate Advisory Committee.

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