James C. Sherman

James C. Sherman
Northern Arizona University


'61 AA, Phoenix College

'64 BS, Northern Arizona University

'66 MA, University of Arizona

'69 MA, '72 PhD, University of Denver


Dr. James Sherman served as an enlisted soldier in the Arizona Army National Guard while attending Northern Arizona University (then Arizona State College).  After completing his initial military obligation, he accepted a direct commission in the U. S. Army when completing his Ph.D. and served as a Strategic Military Intelligence Officer, China Foreign Area Officer, MI unit Commander, USAR Commandant and Brigade Commander.  COL Sherman had a 36-year military career that supplemented his academic career; he acquired two Master of Arts degrees and a Ph.D. before joining the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and then the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Dr. Sherman worked at the University of Colorado for 35 years and retired as Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  He is the recipient of numerous honors to include the Distinguished Alumni Award (NAU School of Education), Dean's Distinguished Service Award (CU College of Engineering), Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor (CU Boulder) and the Legion of Merit (military).  He continues to volunteer as Army Reserve Ambassador for the State of Colorado, Volunteer for the USO at Denver International Airport and is past President of the Mile High Chapter of Military Officers Association of America.  He and his wife Tamara moved from Boulder, Colorado to Aurora, Colorado in 2006 following his retirement from the University of Colorado.