Assistant Professor, Family Science Program
3222 Kohrman Hall
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., University of Nevada, Reno
Ph.D., Loma Linda University
Sherria D. Taylor, Ph.D. earned her doctoral degree in 2013 from Loma Linda University in Family Studies with a concentration in Systems-Organizational Consultation. Her dissertation was titled: A family resilience model of behavioral health for ethnic minority, low-income families. Dr. Taylor attained her M.A. in 2003 in Counseling and Educational Psychology with emphases in Community Counseling & Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Nevada, Reno. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts University.
As executive director and director of program development and evaluation for the nonprofit agency Access for Community & Cultural Education Programs & Trainings (ACCEPT) she was successful in securing over one million dollars in grant funding. She has co-taught or been a teaching assistant in graduate courses such as crisis intervention and counseling, advanced quantitative research and methodology, and social ecology. She has been involved in research funded by HUD and the Family Process Institute related to family resilience and family support services among low-income families. Additionally, Dr. Taylor and colleagues have produced several community assessment reports that have been referred to in Congressional hearings examining HUD’s newly established Move to Work Program in San Bernardino County and she is the co-author of an article in the Journal of Child and Family Social Work examining the roles of social support and family resilience in accessing healthcare and employment resources. She has made presentations at national conferences of the National Council on Family Relations, of which she is an active member. In 2011 she received a best paper award for the Loma Linda University student research conference.
Her research interests include: family, community, & cultural resilience, behavioral health & spirituality among ethnic minorities, and adolescent health education.