Dr. Shernoff earned her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (2006-2013) at the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her research, teaching, and clinical interests focuses on training the next generation of psychologists to support the delivery of evidence-based, culturally responsive interventions with teachers and students in underrepresented communities. This research examines the processes and contexts that promote and support the effective use and dissemination of evidence-based practices via consultation, coaching, and professional development. Dr. Shernoff’s research also focuses on leveraging technology to support the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices in schools.
Dr. Shernoff has been the Principal Investigator of several large-scale grants from the Institute for Education Sciences and private foundations. These grants support graduate and undergraduate students in her research lab and have focused on developing and evaluating professional development for early career teachers working in high poverty schools and developing virtual training to support teachers’ implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Shernoff also received funding through the Brady Education Foundation with Dr. Linda Reddy to evaluate the effectiveness of a collaborative coaching model for teachers working in urban schools. Currently, she is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop an interactive virtual training model to help teachers use culturally responsive teaching practices.