Dr. Sherman earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.A. in American studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a B.A. in mathematics and music from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Dr. Sherman’s most recent experience has been teaching at Merrimack College. Her primary fields of teaching are political economy, economic history and macroeconomics. She began working at Merrimack College in 2014.
She will be teaching Introduction to Economics, Economics of Gender, and Economics of Education.
Dr. Sherman’s research focuses on commodified forms of communication. Her dissertation explored the history and political economy of the U.S. advertising industry.
She has presented her research in panels sponsored by the Union of Radical Political Economists, the Association for Institutional Thought, and the Association for Social Economics at the annual conferences of the Eastern Economic Association, Western Social Science Association, and Allied Social Science Association.
Her article “Pricing the Eyes of Passersby: The Commodification of Audience Attention in U.S. Public Spaces, 1890-1920” appeared in the Review of Radical Political Economy.