Robert F. Sherman

Robert F. Sherman

SEL consultant

Brief Biography

Robert F. Sherman, Ph.D., works as a consultant to philanthropies and nonprofits in areas of education, youth development and leadership, civic engagement, communications and arts education.

Until March 2013 Sherman was Director, Initiative for Social and Emotional Learning at the NoVo Foundation where he helped design the largest scaled SEL initiative working with eight school districts. Prior to NoVo, Sherman served as Executive Director of the Action Center to End World Hunger, a division of Mercy Corps where he supervised the agency’s Global Citizen Corps. Sherman, founded and directed the national Effective Citizenry program at the Surdna Foundation in New York, where he served for 15 years.

Prior to philanthropy, Sherman worked in New York City government for eight years, founding and directing the Increase the Peace Volunteer Corps, a grassroots activism division of the Mayor’s office focused on race relations improvement. He graduated from Haverford College and holds a clinical psychology Ph.D. from the Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.

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