Education

Ant. May 2018 Master of Arts in Counseling; Specialization: Expressive Arts Therapy

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY 

Phoenix, Arizona

2017           Doctor of Philosophy; Clinical Pastoral Counseling

COLORADO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Wheat Ridge, Colorado

2013           Doctor of Philosophy; Re-specialization: Sport Psychology

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Gainesville, Florida (Kinesiology) &

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sport Psychology)

2008          Doctor of Philosophy; Specialization: Psychology

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dissertation: The Psychometric Profile of Adolescent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

2003         Master of Science; Specialization: Clinical Psychology

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thesis: Neurofeedback Applications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorder

2000          Bachelor of Arts; Psychology

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Certificate # 461
  • Board Certified in Neurofeedback Associate Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America). Certificate # E4673
  • Board Certified in Biofeedback Associate Fellow by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America). Certificate #B4673
  • Quantified Electroencephalography Diplomate by the Quantitative Electroencephalograph Certification Board, 2004. Certificate # 25

Professional Appointments

Academic (chronologically listed by start date)

Oct 17 to Present
Lead Faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Department of Psychology
Amy Hogan, Ph.D. - Academic Dean of Arizona
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Surprise, AZ
Monitor and provide oversight to ensure program success; serve as a resource (respond to concerns/issues/questions, etc.) for their particular academic program; are aware of external and internal influences on the particular academic program; actively pursue/initiate opportunities for quality improvement and program growth; communicate effectively to site-level faculty, staff, and administration.

Jul 17 to Present
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Amy Hogan, Ph.D. - Academic Dean of Arizona
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Surprise, AZ
Course Instruction in undergraduate psychology curriculum. Course and curriculum development, scholarly preparation, committee work, projects, and assignments such as community service, program development, academic mentoring, advising, and scholarship.

Aug 17 to Present
Doctoral Adjunct Dissertation Chair
College of Doctoral Studies
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY, Phoenix, AZ
Course instruction and facilitation of doctoral studies students serving as dissertation chair.

May 16 to Present
Adjunct Faculty
Master of Arts in Counseling Program
Patricia M. Hernandez, Psy.D. - Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Phoenix, AZ
Ground campus instruction in Phoenix, graduate counseling, education and human resources courses. Current course approval includes: PYC7802 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING; EDF7163 RESEARCH ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION; PYF7162 METHODS AND MODELS OF RESEARCH; PYC7832 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT; PYF7001 GRADUATE COUNSELING SEMINAR IN CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS

August 16 to August 17
Lead Faculty Area Chair - Psychology
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Patricia L. Kerstner, Ph.D. - Campus College Chair
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ
Monitor and liaison between psychology faculty and College Chair. Provide classroom assessment and coaching to faculty on classroom instruction, technique and best practices. One year contract.  

- May 08 to December 17
Psychology Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Patricia L. Kerstner, Ph.D. - Campus College Chair
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Phoenix, AZ
Ground campus instruction in Phoenix, Arizona undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. 

- May 07 to Dec 17
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Psychology
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, AZ
Adjunct faculty appointment to perform research functions as funded by external grants.  The position requires the supervision and provision for research assistant. Teaching coursework may be offered in the department of psychology as needed.

- June 05 to Dec 10
Clinical Faculty           
Neurofeedback/Biofeedback Provider
SOUTHWEST NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL CENTER, Tempe, AZ
The primary responsibilities are to provide a teaching rotation of biofeedback services to clients.  The students on the rotation are 3rd and 4th   year naturopathic medical students.  The teaching shift provides quality care to the client with the intention of student education in the modality.

- May 05 to Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Mind-Body Medicine
SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE, Tempe, AZ
Instructor of "Foundations of Neurofeedback" and "Medical Applications of Biofeedback".  Additional coursework including research methods and independent research may also be requested as needed.  Courses require adequate objectives, syllabi, testing and weekly course room instruction.

Corporate/Business  (chronologically listed by start date)

- Jul 16 to Present           
Chief Science Officer
NEURO THEREUTICS, Inc., Mesa, AZ
Lead the scientific efforts of the company, manage the scientific, research or technological operations of a company. Set the company's research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals. Manage developments as well as scientific partnerships for research and discovery. 

- Jul 16 to Present           
Chief Executive Officer
NEURO THEREUTICS, Inc., Mesa, AZ
To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. With the chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.

- Apr 10 to Jul 16           
Chief Science Officer
SENSELABS (NEUROTOPIA, Inc), Mesa, AZ; Atascadero, CA; & San Francisco, CA
Lead the scientific efforts of the company, manage the scientific, research or technological operations of a company. Set the company's research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals. Manage developments as well as scientific partnerships for research and discovery. Responsible for: planning and directing R&D activities; seeking industry/academia partners; managing the company's patent estate; coordinating scientific activity between sites; and developing R&D. 

- Apr 10 to Present           
Chief Executive Officer
NOVA TECH EEG, INC., Mesa, AZ
To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. With the chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.

- Nov 09 to Present           
Founder & Managing Partner
SHERLIN CONSULTING, LLC, Mesa, AZ
Manage day-to-day operations and participate in other services of the company to the client. Services include statistical analysis and consultation, research design, didactic and practical education in psychophysiology and self regulation techniques. 

- Nov 12 to May 13
Co-Founder; Consultant
ARIZONA BRAIN PERFORMANCE CENTER, LLC, Mesa, AZ
Dr. Sherlin offers sport and performance psychology consulting services to non-clinical populations for performance enhancement with a specialization in psychophysiological self-regulation techniques primarily through brain training modalities. His goal is to help clients find opportunities to excel and develop strategies to tap into their full potential for optimal performance.

- Jul 09 to July 10           
Co-Founder
CONTREQ, LLC, Mesa, AZ
Manage day-to-day operations and participate in other services of the company to the client. 

- Nov 99 to Apr 10           
President
NOVA TECH EEG, INC., Mesa, AZ
Manage day-to-day operations and oversee other departments of the company. The president shall provide direction and administrative goals and accountability to the board of directors on all matters of the business.

- Dec 05 to Dec 09
QEEG Instructor
Stens Corporation, San Rafael, CA
Contract instructor to the professional workshop on quantitative electroencephalography. This 5 day course is an advanced professional training which carries CEU and CME. 

- June 05 to December 09           
Director of QEEG Rapid Reporting Services
Q-METRX, INC., Burbank, CA
Manage all customers and analysis through the rapid reporting service. The primary responsibility is to complete quantitative EEG analysis and write summary and interpretive reports and return to professionals.

- Mar 02 to June 05           
QEEG Technician & Neurofeedback Practitioner
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER CLINIC AND SCOTTSDALE NEUROFEEDBACK INSTITUTE, Scottsdale, AZ
Provide EEG analysis service and client services.  The clinical population is diverse and includes ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, and OCD.

- Apr 00 to Mar 02         
Resident Counselor
REFLECTIONS TREATMENT AGENCY, Knoxville, TN
Provide direct supervision and individual milieu services to the incarcerated adolescent males who have committed sex offenses. 

Field Training Appointments

-May 2012 to May 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sport Psychology
1500 Hours - The postdoctoral fellowship is a one year, half-time appointment with emphasis on scholarship and research in sport psychology with specific aims to utilize psychophysiology as a tool of measurement and theory development. The appointment has a minimum of 400 hours in direct services to athlete populations alongside research and scholarship. Completion of the postdoctoral fellowship will result in qualification for board certification as a consultant from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and publication(s) of the research findings.
Michael Gervais, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor   
PINNACLE PERFORMANCE at D.I.S.C. Sport & Spine Center, Marina Del Rey, CA

-June 05 to December 05                  
Doctoral Clinical Psychology Practicum
500 Hours - The primary emphasis of the practicum training is Psychological Screening, Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Fitness for Duty Evaluations for contracted Police Departments and Public Safety organizations.
Stephen L. Carson, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor  
STEPHEN L. CARSON & ASSOCIATES, Tempe, AZ

-Apr 03 to Sept 03               
Master Clinical Psychology Practicum

600 Hours - Service clients in a group private practice for psychological services, including clinical interview, diagnostic testing and treatment.
Janet Falgout, Ph.D. Psychologist - Supervisor  
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER CLINIC, Scottsdale, AZ

Research Appointments

-May 07 to Present
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Psychology
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, AZ
Obtain funding for research projects in the psychology department and carry out projects.  Supervise graduate research assistant(s) in the completion of projects.

-June 05 to Dec 09               
Research Associate
Q-METRX, INC., Burbank, CA
Obtain private industry sponsored research projects in field of EEG, Quantitative EEG and carry out all administrative aspects and academic components of projects.  Supervise hired research assistants.

-Mar 06 to May 07                          
Research Associate Faculty

SOUTHWEST COLLEGE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ
Obtain funding for research projects in the psychology department and carry out projects.  Supervise graduate research assistant(s) in the completion of projects

-Aug 98 to Mar 02               
Laboratory Research Assistant

Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D. – Supervisor
BRAIN RESEARCH AND QEEG LABORATORY
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Carry out research project details as assigned by the principle investigator and the advising professor.

Ancillary Certifications

FAA Certificates

Private Pilot

FAA Ratings

Private Pilot

Airplane Single Engine Land

Instrument Airplane

PADI Professional Diver-Level Certifications

IDC Staff Instructor (2016)

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (2016)

Open Water Scuba Instructor (2016)

DiveMaster (2015)

PADI Professional Specialty Instructor Rating

Emergency First Response Instructor

Care for Children w/AED Instructor

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor

Boat Diver Instructor

Deep Instructor

Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

Dry Suit Instructor

Enriched Air Instructor

Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

Night Diver Instructor

Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

Project Aware Instructor

Underwater Navigator Instructor

PADI Diver-Level Certifications

Master Diver

Rescue Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver 

Open Water Diver

PADI Specialty Certifications

Boat Diver

Deep Diver

Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver

Drift Diver

Dry Suit Diver

Enriched Air Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Wreck Diver