Ms. Herman draws from over 30 years of teaching experience in higher education. She is a graduate of Lock Haven University and earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Administration at Slippery Rock University. She has served the university in a variety of leadership capacities including: Department Chairperson, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Director of the Russell Wright Fitness Center, Coordinator of the SRU Employee Wellness Program, Coordinator of the University wide requirement- Personal Physical Fitness and Head Lacrosse Coach. Her current teaching load of Introduction of Exercise Science- Careers and Content, Exercise Leadership-Group Fitness, Wellness Promotion and Programming and Internship Supervision provides teaching opportunities with freshmen through seniors. Her teaching philosophy focuses on a student centered approach to learning through establishing a “sense of team,” and encouraging active engagement in the Exercise Science culture. During the spring semester of 2013, Mrs. Herman travelled with 20 students to London, England to compare fitness and wellness on an international level.
On the state, university and community levels, Ms. Herman was the recipient of the Professional Honor Award by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Recreation and Dance and most recently she was named Woman of Distinction by the President’s Commission for Women in 2010. She was selected in 2011 by the Grove City YMCA as the “Volunteer of the Year” for encouraging healthy initiatives and lifestyles within the community.
On campus, Mrs. Herman has served as the advisor to two professional organizations: Exercise Science Society and Major Fitness. She was recognized by the Lambda Sigma Society Honorary in 2013 as the “Professor of the Month” for exemplifying the ideals of Leadership, Scholarship and Fellowship. In addition, Mrs. Herman was recently inducted to the Golden Key International Society as an honorary member.
In the community, Mrs. Herman is currently the President of the Board of School Directors in Grove City. She has served as Vice President, chairperson of the Finance and Personnel committees, and is a member of the School Health Policy committee. In August 2013, she was appointed as one of 30 representatives for the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Legislative Platform committee. In addition, she has served on the Executive Boards of both the Grove City and Franklin YMCAs and the United Way Leadership Team. She is also a community volunteer for Meals on Wheels and has coached youth sports including: soccer, baseball, softball and basketball.