Program: Sociology of Education
Research Interests: sexual and gender minority (SGM) student education, gender and sexuality alliance student clubs, SGM identity disclosure, student school engagement, Queer Theory, educational inequity
Principal Advisor(s): Lisa Stulberg
Research Description/Bio: Hank Sherwood is a fourth-year, part-time doctoral student in the Sociology of Education program. His research interests focus on sexual and gender minority (SGM) students in academic spaces, SGM inequities and resilience in education, creating safe spaces for students in schools, and the impact of state and national policies on SGM student school engagement. He is currently researching if/how an SGM student’s self-reported level of identity disclosure relates to their academic engagement and mental health and assessing principal leadership and school policies as they relate to SGM student experiences.
Hank works full-time as the Associate Director of Communications for NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, Hank attended Penn State University where he earned a BS in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems. Upon graduation, he earned his teaching credential and taught seventh- and eighth-grade math in East Palo Alto, California for several years. After teaching, Hank attended Loyola Merry Mount University in Los Angeles where he earned an MA in Urban Education Policy and Administration. He is passionate about working towards educational equity for all and examining SGM student experiences.
Selected Awards, Publications, and Presentations:
Rosenbach, S. B., Sherwood, S. H., Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., & Calzo, J. P. (2021). Benefits for immigrant-origin and nonimmigrant-origin youth of discussing immigration in gender and sexuality alliances. Psychology in the Schools, 1-29. doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22513
Rosenbach, S. B., Sherwood. S. H., Poteat, V. P., Yoshikawa, H., & Calzo, J. P., (2021, April). Benefits for immigrant- origin and nonimmigrant-origin youth of discussing immigration in gender and sexuality alliances. Poster accepted for presentation at the biennial conference of the Society for Research in Child Development Virtual Biennial Meeting, Online.