Faculty Profile for Dr. Catherine Ann Cherrstrom

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Dr. Catherine Ann Cherrstrom
Associate Professor — Org, Wkforce, & Ldrshp Studies
PED 101
phone: (512) 245-1746

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Cathy Cherrstrom is Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies. Before joining Texas State University, Dr. Cherrstrom had 25 years of experience leading and managing teams in the financial services industry, most recently as Senior Vice President and Business Banking Executive, and extensive non-profit and community service. She earned her Ph.D. in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University.

Teaching Interests

--Adult, non-traditional, post-traditional learners
--Adult learning and education
--Human resource development
--Qualitative research design
--Interdisciplinary perspectives

Research Interests

My research agenda broadly examines adult development and transition within the contexts of the workplace and higher education. More specifically, the agenda focuses on three strands:

--adult learning, adult learners, and prior learning assessment
--STEM knowledge and teaching development
--career development and transition

Collectively, these strands fulfill my mission to advance adult development and transition in the workplace and higher education, through interdisciplinary research, teaching, training, and learning.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cherrstrom, C. A., Lopez, O. S., & Ashford-Hanserd, S. N. (2021). STEM knowledge in non-STEM occupations: Implications for community colleges. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, OnlineFirst. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2020.1868359
  • Sherron, T., Cherrstrom, C. A., Boden, C. J., & Wilson*, L. (2021). Block credit in prior learning assessment: Theory to practice. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 19(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/15366367.2020.1832812
  • Cherrstrom, C. A., Boden, C. J., Sherron, T., & Wilson*, L. (2021). Decade of prior learning assessment in the United States: A systematic literature review. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, OnlineFirst.
  • Cherrstrom, C. A., & Alfred, M. V. (2020). Women’s midlife career transition to tenured/tenure-track faculty in adult education. Adult Education Quarterly, 70(1), 44–63.
  • Cherrstrom, C. A., & Boden, C. J. (2020). Expanding role and potential of curation in education: A systematic review of the literature. The Reference Librarian, 61(2), 113–132.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Adult Learner Impact Award, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Early Career Award, Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Malcolm Knowles Award for Outstanding Adult Education Program Leadership, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Student Research Award, Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). 2015

Selected Grants

  • Sherron, T., Ashford, S. N., Cherrstrom, C. A., Lopez, O. S., Boden, C. J.. College credit for heroes (CCH) Phase VI, Texas Workforce Commission, State, $241630. (Submitted: 2017, Funded: 2017 - 2020). Grant.
  • Sherron, T., Ashford, S. N., Cherrstrom, C. A., Lopez, O. S., Boden, C. J.. College credit for heroes (CCH) Phase VI, Texas Workforce Commission, State, $241630. (Submitted: 2017, Funded: 2017 - 2020). Grant.
  • Cherrstrom, C. A.. Returning to the classroom: Nontraditional adult students and career changers to new faculty, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.
  • Cherrstrom, C. A.. Returning to the classroom: Nontraditional adult students and career changers to new faculty, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.
  • Cherrstrom, C. A.. Dwight Look College of Engineering, Office of Graduate Studies, and Center for Teaching Excellence proposal to provide authentic teaching experiences to graduate students/future faculty aspiring to academic careers—drafted Texas A&M’s portion, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL). (Funded: 2011 - 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editor
Adult Learning, Reflections
2015-Present
Member
Albert B. Alkek Library committee
2021
Editorial Review Board Member
Adult Higher Education Alliance—2023 AHEA Book Series
2021
Committee Member
Texas State University College of Applied Arts College Research Enhancement Program Grant Review Committee
2020-2021
Member
Albert B. Alkek Library committee
2020