Ryne A. Sherman, Ph.D.

Ryne A. Sherman

Ryne A. Sherman is a recognized expert in psychological assessment with over 10 years of experience working in the field. Dr. Sherman is a Senior Consultant with Stevens Strategy and leads our Applicant Success Assessment service. He is also President of Sherman Assessment and Projections, Inc. and Assistant Professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Sherman is a nationally recognized expert in predicting academic achievement in higher education. He has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and is currently the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant examining the joint roles of personality and environments on behavior. Our Applicant Success Assessment service is grounded on the science of personality and can be used to measure non-cognitive (i.e., personality; motivation) factors that are related to school and career success. This assessment tool goes beyond what traditional cognitive ability tests (e.g., SAT, ACT) can tell us to identify students who are likely to achieve in higher education. Moreover, unlike traditional cognitive ability tests, scores on our tool have virtually no adverse impact based on sex, race, or ethnicity. Stevens Strategy’s Applicant Success Assessment service can be used to (a) select high achieving students that other tests miss, (b) identify students who may struggle with secondary education, but may otherwise be successful in life (i.e., high risk / high potential students), (c) develop programs and interventions for these high risk / high potential students, and (d) fit students with colleges and universities where they are more likely to thrive. Ryne received his B.A. in Psychology and History at Monmouth College in 2006 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in personality/social psychology from the University of California, Riverside in 2011.