Dr. Sherry Serdikoff

Dr. Sherry Serdikoff

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
Office: Social Science Building Rm. 252
Phone: 912.358.3233
Fax: 912.650.8063
Email: serdikoffs@savannahstate.edu

Biography

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, where I also attended college. After earning my B.A. in psychology from Temple University, I entered the Behavior Analysis graduate program in the Psychology Department at West Virginia University (WVU, Morgantown, WV), where I earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. During my time at WVU, my research interests focused on experimental analysis and laboratory research with nonhumans, but I also was able to gain applied behavior analysis experience in the area of organizational behavior management. While completing my graduate degrees, I was introduced to and intrigued by the rapidly growing field of behavioral pharmacology. To gain training and experience in behavioral pharmacology before securing a faculty position, I completed two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Addiction Research Center in Baltimore, MD, and one year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Studies of Addiction.

Research Interests

In humans: • applied behavior analysis research on empirically supported pedagogy in higher-education • behavioral pharmacology (drug discrimination and reinforcer efficacy) • contingency management interventions for reducing unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking) and increasing healthy behaviors (e.g., exercise) • choice, judgment, and decision-making In rats: • basic and translational research questions with theoretical importance in the experimental analysis of behavior and behavioral pharmacology (choice, discriminative functions of drugs, and resistance to change) • laboratory models of psychopathology (ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety).

Education

PhD, - West Virginia University
MA, Psychology - West Virginia University
BA, Psychology - Temple University

Awards & Honors

Name: College of Integrated Sciences and Technology Distinguished Service Award
Organization: James Madison Univesity
Date: 4/9/2010


Name: Society for the Teaching of Psychology Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association
Organization: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Date: 3/1/2007


Name: Karl Lashley Order of Distinguished Alumni
Organization: West Virginia University, Department of Psychology
Date: 2/1/2004

Publications

Title: Addressing the Role of Animal Research in Psychology
Publication Date: 1/1/2012
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Sherry L Serdikoff, Suzanne C Baker,

Title: Honors thesis as a capstone experience: A possible perfect ending
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Sherry L Serdikoff,

Title: Programmatic assessment of critical thinking
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Blackwell
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Kevin J Apple, Sherry L Serdikoff, Monica J Reis-Bergan, Kenneth E Barron,

Title: Have we demystified critical thinking?
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: WIley-Blackwell
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Natalie K Lawrence, Sherry L Serdikoff, Tracy E Zinn, Suzanne C Baker,

Title: Innovative approaches to teaching research methods
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Publisher: Erlbaum
Page Number: D. Dunn, R. Smith, & B. Beins
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Kenneth E Barron, James O Benedict, Bryan K Saville, Sherry L Serdikoff, Tracy E Zinn,

Title: Discriminative stimulus effects of the benzodiazepine partial agonist, bretazenil, in pigeons and rat
Publication Date: 1/1/1996
Publisher: Behavioral Pharmacology
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Page Number: 72-77
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Jane B Acri, Sherry L Serdikoff, Jeffrey M Witkin, Christine A Sannarud,

Title: Plasma butyrylcholinesterase activity and cocaine in monkeys
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
Publisher: Problems of Drug Dependence 1994: NIDA Research Monograph
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: G N Carmona, Charles W Shindler, Steven R Goldberg, Christine A Sannerud, Sherry L Serdikoff, David Gorelick,

Title: Effects of exteroceptive stimulus conditions on cocaine (COC) discrimination in discriminated taste conditioning (DTC)
Publication Date: 1/1/1994
Publisher: Problems of Drug Dependence 1994: NIDA Research Monograph
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Barbara L Slifer, Sherry L Serdikoff,

Title: The effects of d amphetamine (AMP) alone and in combination with serotonergic antagonists on schedule-controlled behavior of squirrel monkeys
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Publisher: Society for Neuroscience Abstract
Volume: 16
Page Number: p. 824
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Sherry L Serdikoff, Charles W Shindler, Steven R Goldberg, Christine A Sannerud,

Title: The effects of cocaine alone and in combination with serotonergic antagonists on squirrel monkeys' multiple fixed interval, fixed ratio schedule performance
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Publisher: Problems of Drug Dependence 1993: NIDA Research Monograph
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Sherry L Serdikoff, Charles W Shindler, Steven R Goldberg, Christine A Sannerud,