Div. 35 President
Monique Clinton-Sherrod, PhD
Monique Clinton-Sherrod, PhD, is the U.S. Navy’s Highly Qualified Expert for Primary Prevention in behavioral health. Clinton-Sherrod assumed the presidency of Div. 35 in August 2019. Her presidential theme is, “Feminist on the Frontline for Prevention and Social Justice.” Her initiatives focus on the importance of prevention for sustained individual and organizational health.
Clinton-Sherrod’s research has centered on intimate partner violence (IPV), substance use and other co-occurring issues with investigations of prevention and intervention efforts among various populations with focus on culturally appropriate approaches. This included nearly two decades with RTI International, where she served as program director of their Violence and Victimization Program. Her current appointment is as a special advisor to the U.S. Navy to develop and implement a primary prevention strategy for over 400,000 sailors and their families in the prevention of a variety of behaviors such as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, substance abuse and suicide. She recently co-authored book chapters and articles related to these foci, including “African American Adolescent Girls: Embracing the Strength” (Clinton-Sherrod, Hawkins & Townsend, 2019) in the book Intersectionality in Multicultural Feminist Therapy: Helping Adolescent Girls of Color Thrive (T. Bryant-Davis (Ed.),) and Sexual Assault Prevention and the U.S. Navy: An Overview (Baran, Clinton-Sherrod, & Sobeck, 2019). Additionally, she contributed to efforts for collaboration across the military and academia through activities such as panel moderator for the 2019 National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at American Colleges Universities, and Service Academies.
Clinton-Sherrod has served for two terms as secretary for Div. 35 and various committee and chair positions. These experiences have provided her opportunities to work with a wide array of feminist leaders and contribute to ongoing growth and functioning of the division in social justice efforts.
Clinton-Sherrod earned her PhD in social psychology from Wayne State University (advisor Antonia Abbey, PhD) and her BS in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.