William (Mike) Sherman

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Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, 1982-1984

Honor Title

Distinguished Alumnus


Nationally known scholar in Exercise Physiology
Outstanding leader in higher education

Honorary Awards

  • Elected Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine, 1985
  • Elected Fellow, National Academy of Kinesiology, 1999
  • Visiting Research Scholar, American College of Sports Medicine, 1990
  • Research Scholar Award, The Ohio State University, 1990
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Flinders University, South Australia, 1988
  • Nominated for The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award, 1988, 1989

Career Highlights

  • Vice President for Student Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness, and Board Professional, Youngstown State University, Ohio, 2020-
  • Special Assistant to the President, Youngstown State University, Ohio, 2018-2020
  • Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer Research Foundation, University of Akron, Ohio, 2016-2017
  • Senior Vice President and Provost, Chief Operating Officer, University of Akron, Ohio, 2010-2015
  • Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Administration, The Ohio State University, 2005-2010
  • Inaugural Director, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, The Ohio State University, 1996-2004
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Sports Medicine, 1993-2007
  • Newsletter Editor, American Academy of Kinesiology & Physical Education, 2001-2006
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Sports Nutrition
  • International distinguished speaker to Argentina, Barcelona, Bermuda, Cameroon, Chad, China, Canada, Germany, Tawain, Venezuela, and Spain