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Brooke Sherrard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Specializing in American History, Middle East History, and Interfaith Relations, Dr. Brooke Sherrard has been teaching history courses at WPU since 2016. She has enjoyed the tremendous amount of diversity that exists at William Penn, while maintaining small class sizes. She has seen the wide range of ages, races, and countries of origin, even within a classroom of 10 students. William Penn intentionally controls the class sizes, so students can have a connected relationship with their professors.

Dr. Sherrard has found that personal relationships with students really matter, especially when they are unaware of how a subject matter will relate to them and their everyday life. She attempts to create those connections, so they will find it easier to understand the importance of the topics. When students have come to her courses believing that they are not academically inclined, Dr. Sherrard works very hard to show them that she cares about them and their success, and that attention can give students a whole new perspective on their own abilities.

Outside of teaching, Dr. Sherrard is currently working on a research project about Willard and Christina Jones, William Penn graduates and Quakers, who spent their careers at the Ramallah Friends Schools in Palestine.

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  • B.A., Journalism and Spanish, Truman State University
  • M.A., Religion, University of Iowa
  • Ph. D, American Religious History, Florida State University
  • American Academy of Religion, Member
  • Peace History Society, Member
  • American Society of Church History, Member
  • History
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