Elizabeth T. Sheerer

Elizabeth T. Sheerer was Professor Emerita, College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Professor for 30 years in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

She was Department Head for 27 years in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

Leadership in Department of Human Development and Family Science resulted in establishment of the first PhD in program in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1976.

She recruited outstanding faculty and graduate students leading Department of Human Development and Family Science into a position of national prominence.

She is listed in the first edition of Who’s Who of American Women in 1956-1957.

She is designated one of two “Outstanding Teachers” in the College of Home Economics in 1973-1974.

She received the Southeastern Council on Family Relations Award for Outstanding Service.

She pioneered research in parent education, family life education for high school students and counselor education.

She continues to facilitate groups devoted- to dream interpretation contributing to person development and growth.

She continues to practice individual therapy.

The Elizabeth T. Sheerer Graduate Scholarship Fund  was established in her name.

The Elizabeth T. Sheerer Graduate Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to a graduate student in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.  Recipients shall have excelled academically, have strong research interests and competencies, and show promise of professional leadership in the field of family and consumer sciences.