- Ph.D., Northwestern University (2005)
- M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1997)
Current research considers the role of communication in student motivation. Specifically, research focuses on a teacher's interactions with students helps promote a sense of self-determination in the student.
Publications and Professional Activities
- Zook, J. M., & Herman, A. P. (2011). Course-specific intrinsic motivation: Effects of teacher support and global academic motivation. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 22 (4), 83-103.
- Montondo, M. D., & Herman, A. P. (2010). Bears, books and beer: One student group’s attempt at a public relations campaign. In L. Black (Ed.), Group communication: Cases for analysis, appreciation, and application (pp. 105-113). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
- Eisenberg, A. F., & Herman, A. P. (2008). Pedagogical partnerships: Creating links between science and society through a focus on learning. In W. R. Freudenburg (Series Ed.) & H. Hartman (Vol. Ed.), Research on social problems and public policy: Vol. 16. Integrating the sciences and society: Challenges, practices, and potentials (pp. 197-223). Bingsley, UK: Emerald Group.
- Herman, A. P., & Ettema, J. S. (2007). A community confronts the digital divide: A case study of social capital formation through communication activism. In L. R. Frey & K. C. Carragee (Eds.). Communication activism: Vol. 2. Media and performance activism (pp. 255-281). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Herman, A. P., & Wyant, C. P. (2006). Beatles versus Beethoven: Using music to introduce cognitive structures. Communication Teacher, 20, 44-48.
Awards and Honors
- President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement, Fall 2011.
- Outstanding Edited Scholarly Book in Applied Communication, National Communication Association Award, Fall 2008
- Eastern Communication Association
- International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning