Dr. Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins


Sociology and Anthropology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Sociology and Anthropology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Sociology and Demography, 2017, The Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, Sociology and Demography, 2015, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, Human Development and Family Studies, 2011, Cornell University


  • SOC 150 Introduction to Society
  • SOC 301 Research Methodology
  • SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
  • SOC 305 Population, Society, and Public Policy
  • SOC 375 Social Forces and Aging
  • SOC 397 Social Inequality in Health and Aging

Research and professional interests

  • Life course sociology and aging
  • Group disparities in health across the life span
  • Cognitive health and Alzheimer’s dementia
  • College student success and health
  • Time use
  • Survey methodology
  • Longitudinal research methods

Awards and honors

  • Curtis P. Lawrence Award for Excellence in Advising, Missouri State University, 2021
  • Division of Student Affairs’ Bridge Builder Award, Missouri State University, 2019
  • National Institute on Aging’s Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institutes of Health, 2019
  • Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center Research Scholar, Rush University Hospital, 2019
  • Science-Industry Research Collaborations Trainee, Stanford University, 2018
  • International Travel Award, Missouri State University, 2017
  • Diversity Scholar Award, Missouri State University, 2017

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