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From 1997-1999, Darrin taught junior/senior high school classes at Shoals Junior/Senior High School in Shoals, Indiana. From 1999-2008, Darrin worked at Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana, serving in various capacities during his tenure, including Reading Specialist for the TRIO Student Support Services program, a faculty member, and Dean of the School of Business. During the 2008-2009 academic year, he served as Assistant Dean of Wright State University’s University College in Dayton, Ohio, leading the Student Academic Success Center comprised of Developmental Education, Tutoring Services, the Math Learning Center, and the Writing Center. Prior to arriving at USI, Darrin also worked in the Indiana University system from 2009-2010, serving as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) in Columbus, Indiana.
Darrin has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered numerous presentations at regional and national conferences. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK). Darrin is also a member of the National Tutoring Association (NTA) and currently serves as a member of the NTA Board of Directors. He has also received training from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA) to serve as both a consultant/evaluator for the Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ) and as an annual systems appraiser for the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). In addition, Darrin has received numerous professional awards and honors during his career, including outstanding teaching recognitions and being selected during 2008-2009 by Phi Delta Kappa International as one of the top “Emerging Leaders” in education in the nation.
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Email:Dr. Darrin Sorrells
Monday - Friday
TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS. AND OTHER OFFICES HELD
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Sorrells, D. (2011). Feature Article: Creating successful collaborations and partnerships. National Tutoring Association Summer 2011 Newsletter.
Sorrells, D. (2010). Defining college student success. Selected proceedings and highlights from the first regional summit on improving college student success. Columbus, IN: Columbus Center for Teaching and Learning.
McMurray, A. J. & Sorrells, D. (2009). Bridging the gap: Reaching first-generation students in the classroom. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 31(3).
Sorrells, D. (2009). All aboard the online express…Or get left at the station. Journal of Online Education. Available at http://www.nyu.edu/classes/keefer/waoe/sorrellsd.pdf
McMurray, A. J. & Sorrells, D. (2007). Student services and the college classroom: Some ideas for collaboration. College Student Journal, 41(4).
Sorrells, D. (2005). Applying psychology to academic advising. Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, 10(1).
Sorrells, D., & Law, B. (2012). Utilizing student athletes as peer educators in first-year seminars and academic support programs. Philadelphia, PA: National Conference on Students in Transition
Sorrells, D., & Law, B. (2012). Implementing strategic planning to provide quality learning assistance. Scottsdale, AZ: National Tutoring Association Annual Conference.
Sorrells, D., & Loge, J. (2011). Winning collaboratively—University of Southern Indiana athletic peer coach program. San Diego, CA: College Reading and Learning Association Annual Conference.
Sorrells, D., & Johnson, B. (2009). The use of peer education to teach financial literacy to college students. Louisville, KY: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Annual Conference.
Sorrells, D. (2007). Defining research for small schools. Oakland City, IN: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Region IV Regional Conference at Oakland City University.
Sorrells, D. (2007). Integrating grant writing and administration into the service-learning curriculum. Roundtable Session. Chicago, IL: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA) Annual Meeting.
Sorrells, D. (2003). Training received through the Indiana Essential Skills and Technical Proficiencies Initiative (IESTPI). Poster Presentation. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Psychological Association Annual State Conference.
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AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, and cheering for the Indianapolis Colts. I also enjoy attending various athletics events on campus and supporting the Screaming Eagles and Lady Eagles.
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