Kari L. Sherwood, MS, MEd, MSW, LLMSW, is a Joint PhD student in Social Work and Developmental Psychology and a MI-LEND Fellow. She holds a BS in Human Development and Family Science, MS in Educational Leadership Studies, MEd in Special Education-Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and MSW in Social Policy and Evaluation. Kari also has ten years experience as an Instructional Designer of e-learning in the corporate world and is the Co-Founder of Pathway Inclusion Center, Inc. a 501(c)(3) in Port Clinton, Ohio. She is currently working with Dr. Matthew Smith using a virtual reality job interview training intervention to help individuals with Autism gain and sustain employment. She is interested in developing and evaluating technology-based interventions focused on social cognition for individuals with Autism and other developmental and psychiatric disabilities to improve employment outcomes, including employer-targeted interventions to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace. Kari uses mixed methods and implementation science in her research. Her faculty advisors are Dr. Matthew Smith and Dr. Henry Wellman.
|email@example.com||B660 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2019||MSW||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2016||MEd||Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH|
|2011||MS||Oklahoma State University|
|2006||BS||Oklahoma State University|
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Smith, M. J., Sherwood, K., Blajeski, S., Ross, B., Smith, J. D., Jordan, N., Dawalt, L., Bishop, L., & Atkins, M. S. (in press). Job interview and vocational outcomes among transition-age youth receiving special education pre-employment transition services. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Smith, M. J., Smith, J. D., Sherwood, K., Ross, B., McRobert, E., Jordan, N., & Atkins, M. (in press). Virtual reality job interview training in transition services: Results of a single-arm non-controlled effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial. Journal of Special Education Technology.
Smith, M. J., Pinto, R. M., Dawalt, L., Smith, J. D., Sherwood, K., Miles, R., Taylor, J., Hume, K., Dawkins, T., Baker-Ericzén, M., Frazier, T., Humm, L. & Steacy, C. (2020). Using community-engaged methods to adapt virtual reality job-interview training for transition-age youth on the autism spectrum. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 71.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106