Sherry Schnake

Sherry Schnake, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

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  • Ph.D., M.S., Experimental Social Psychology, Tulane University
  • B.A., Psychology, Butler University.

Research Activities

  • Schnake, S. (2010) Increasing Students’ Reflection on How Their Own Development Connects With Young Adulthood Theories in a Service Learning Project. Poster presentation at 2010 Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Schnake, M., Dumler, M., Fredenberger, B., & Schnake, S. (2004).  Surprising student choices of traditional vs. nontraditional learning approaches in an undergraduate organizational behavior course.  Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 8, 23-24.
  • Beal, D. J., Ruscher, J.B., & Schnake, S. B. (2001).  No benefit of the doubt:  Intergroup bias in understanding causal explanation.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 531-543. 
  • Schnake, S. B., & Ruscher, J. B. (1998).  Modern racism as a predictor of the linguistic intergroup bias.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 17, 486-493.
  • Schnake, S. B., Ruscher, J. B., Gratz, K. L., & O'Neal, E. C. (1997). Measure for measure?  Male retaliation commensurate with anger depends on provocateur gender and aggression covertness.  Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 937-954.


Professional Experiences

  • 2011-present Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • 2005-2011 Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • 1991-1993 Victim Advocate at Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
  • 2005 Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Woods Day Care/Preschool 2004-2009
  • Member, Lost Creek PTO, 2008-present