Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office

Dyson 321

Email

Sherry.Dingman@Marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000 ext. 2955

Dr. Sherry M. Dingman

Associate Professor of Psychology

Bio

Dr. Dingman, born and raised in Montana, graduated from the University of Montana. She is a minority fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), has been a principal investigator on grants from both the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. While serving as a representative for the APA at the United Nations, she was the head of a task force to stop child trafficking and exploitation for the working group to stop violence against children of NGO UNICEF. She volunteers for humanitarian aid groups helping after disasters, both manmade (genocides, wars, human trafficking) and natural (earthquakes, hurricanes). She serves on the board of a non-profit that provides security consulting for faith based humanitarian and medical mission teams which has consultancy status at the UN and is a constituent of the Overseas Security Advisory Council of Diplomatic Security of the U.S. State Department. Her volunteer activities have taken her many places, including Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Iraq, Pakistan, China and Mongolia.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, June 1991, Biopsychology
Master of Arts, June 1988, Learning
Bachelor of Arts, June 1980, Psychology


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

I am interested in how stress impacts the brain, both before and after birth. Human trafficking victims often suffer from developmental trauma disorder. My lab uses an avian model to investigate the impact of prenatal exposure to drugs on brain development, and we are currently we are looking at methadone and heroin. Our next line of research will look at the interaction between drugs and brain laterality. We are interested in the epigenetic changes in the mu-opioid receptor over generations of opioid abuse because of the national crisis of abuse of this class of drugs. We made great progress in tagging the precursors to neurotransmitters with multiple fluorine atom tags for use with magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional imaging. The National Institute on Drug abuse supports our work.

Selected Publications

Dingman, S., Otte, M., VanOrnum, W., & Trainque, R. (2017). Longitudinal effects of in utero methadone exposure on development using revised norms on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID).  International Journal of Research in Pharmacology &  Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics. 6(2). 242-246.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., & Porter, J. (2015). A framework for a Eurasian religion based social marketing campaign in opposition to human trafficking. European Scientific Journal. 2, ISSN 1857-7431.

Gagnon, Z., Dingman S., DiArco, C., & McGinnis, M. (2015). Effects of methadone exposure during development on avian brain and blood cells. Pharmacology & Pharmacy. 6, 477-488.

Murray, V., Nakra, P., & Dingman, S. (2015). Should social marketing interventions against human trafficking in Asia focus on religion or economics? Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 11, 3-14.

Dingman, S., Gagnon, Z., Melilli Otte, M., & Annunziato, D. (2015). Does methadone exposure during avian development alter sex ratio of survivors? British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 6(3), 254-264.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., Porter, J., & Otte, M. (2015). Victim Intervention Marketing: An application of social activist marketing in opposition to human trafficking. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice. 23(3), 272-286.

Dingman, S., Otte, M.M., & Foster, C. (2012). Cosmetic surgery: Feminist perspectives. Women & Therapy. 35(3/4), 181-192.

Gagnon, Z.E, Dingman, S., Thomas, R.N., & Guo, C.Y. (2010).  Fluorine tagged 5-hydroxy- tryptophan to investigate amino acid metabolism in vivo. Journal of Amino Acids. Article ID 265069, doi:10.4061/2010/265069

Dingman, S., Hurlburt, L., & Otte, M. (2009). Exploring new compounds for functional imaging using a crayfish (Procambarus clarkia) aggression paradigm. Perceptual and Motor Skills.109, 487-499.

Dingman, S., Nash, L., Hogan, J., & Branch, C. (2004). T-maze performance after developmental exposure to 19F tagged 5-HTP in Chicks. Perceptual and Motor Skills.  99(3 Pt 1), 793-798.

Dingman, S., Mack, D., Branch, S., Branch, C.A., Thomas, R., & Guo, C.Y. (2004). The fate of perfluoro-tagged metabolites of L-DOPA in mice brains. Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry. 25(4) 359-370.

Dingman, S., Hurlburt, L., & Branch, C. (2004). Acute no-effect dose for in ova exposure to C3F7 tagged 5-hydroxytryptophan, a novel probe for investigating neural development. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 6(1) 12-16.

Snyder-Leiby, T., Dingman, S., Thomas, R., & Guo, C.Y. (2004). An enzymatic assay for tagged metabolites of perfluoro-tagged metabolites of 5-HTP. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 64(2) 223-227.

Dingman, S., Snyder-Leiby, T., Mack, D. Thomas, R, & Guo, C.Y. (2004). Enzymatic assay for perfluoro-tagged metabolites of L-DOPA using crude lysate from E. coli transformed with pKKAADCII. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 64(4) 556-559.

Dingman, S., Hurlburt, L., Thomas, R., & Guo, C.Y. (2003). Tissue immunoassay for 19F-tagged 5-hydroxytryptophan. Journal of Immunoassay and Immunochemistry. 24(4) 325-344.

Verdino, M., & Dingman, S. (1998). Two measures of handedness in handedness: The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory and the Purdue Pegboard Test of Manual Dexterity. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 86(2) 476-478.

Foster, N., Dingman, S., Muscolino, J., & Jankowski, M.A. (1996). Gender in mock hiring decisions. Psychological Reports. 79, 265-278.

Dingman, S.M. (1996). Differences between Caucasians and Native Americans on the Cognitive Laterality Battery. Neuropsychologia. 34(7) 647-660.

Dingman, S., Mroczka, M.A., & Brady, J.V. (1995). Predicting academic success for American Indian students. Journal of American Indian Education. 34(2) 10-17.

Dingman, S., & Mroczka, M.A. (1994). Edinburgh handedness inventory scores: Caucasian and American Indian students. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 78(2), 675-680.

Seekins, T., Dingman, S., & Offner, R. (1990). Needs of people with disabilities living in rural America. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 12(4) 340-341.

Seekins, T., Ravensloot, C, Dingman, S, Clark, F. (1990). Transitions from rehabilitation hospital to rural independent living. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 12(4) 340-341.


Selected Presentations

Murray, V., Dingman, S., Porter, J., Ziman, T., Heaton, K. & Parris, J. (2018, September). Reconfiguring the 3Ps of human trafficking on an ordinal scale: Implications for trafficking misery index computation. International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference,  Toledo, Ohio.

Murray, V. & Dingman, S. (2017, September). Senate Bill H.R. 40 and US moral authority in anti-human trafficking. International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference,   Toledo, Ohio.

Anebakem, T., Dingman, S., & Murray, V. (2017, September). Risk factors for delinquency in girls correlate with risk factors for commercial sex exploitation. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., & Porter, J. (2017, September) Toward a Framework for the Study of Macro Human Trafficking: A Comparison with Micro Human Trafficking. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., & Porter, J. (2015, October). Comparing Trafficking Participation Structures and Trafficking Misery Indexes of the United States with Global Averages. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

McPhee, G., Collins, N., Hanssen, D., Dingman, S., & Murray, V. (2016, October). Togo's Human Trafficking Epidemic: Therapeutic Residences. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., & Porter, J. (2015, October.) Computing a global human trafficking misery index. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., & Dingman, S. (2014, October). Can Religious Leaders Help Fight Human Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean? Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dingman, S., Murray, V., & Otte, M. (2012, October). Is there any difference between a child servant in Haiti or West Africa?  Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., Autushka, A., Otte, M., Potak, J.Y., & Dingman, S. (2012, October). What we can learn from the UNODC trafficking data base. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking Lincoln. Nebraska.

Arndt, L.M.R, Wang, Y.F., Dingman, S., & Tsuge, M. (2012, August). Disaster Relief: Developing an International Resource for Mental Health Responders. Globalization Counseling Psychology –Special task group report from 23 countries. American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.

Wang, Y.F., Arndt, L.M.R., Dingman, S., & Tsuge, M. (2012, August). International Cooperation on Disaster Relief: How to Get It Going? Globalization Counseling Psychology: Special Task Group Report from 22 countries. American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.  

Rubin, N., & Dingman, S. (2012, August). Stateless: Responding to Vulnerable People without a National Identity. Vulnerable Peoples Worldwide - Psychology and the UN Agenda: Reports from APA’s NGO Representatives. American Psychological Association. Orlando, Florida.

Otte, M., Murray, V., & Dingman, S. (2011, October). Every Child is My Child Campaign: Phase II. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dingman, S., Otte, M., Murray, J., & Murray, V. (2011, September-October). Longitudinal study of at-risk Haitian children to identify factors that may contribute to a child entering the restavek system. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Murray, V., Dingman, S., Kochanowski, S., Porter, J., & Otte, M. National Religiosity and Human Trafficking. Society for the scientific study of religion. 2011 annual meeting. Milwaukee, WI. October 28-30.

Bvunzawabaya, B., & Dingman, S. (2011, August). Why it may be more profitable to sell your daughter than send her to school. Does educating girls matter? Barriers and promise from a United Nations perspective. American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada. Washington, DC.

Sardonini, A., Gagnon, Z., Dingman, S., Hurlburt, L., & Otte, M. (2012). An in ova chick model for investigating genotoxicity of methadone. In: Paulson, R. (Ed.)  Proceedings of the 177th National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington DC Feb 17-21, 2011. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Dingman, S., Murray, V., & Otte, M. (2010, September-October). Can bottles of clean water increase child advocacy in Haiti? Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dingman, S., Murray, V., & Otte, M. (2010, September-October). The “Every child is my child” campaign. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dingman, S., & Otte, M. (2010, September). The embodiment of aging in an era of plastic surgery: what does it mean to be old now? Women, Power, and Aging: A Symposium Co-sponsored by Pace University and the New York Academy of Sciences. New York, New York.

Dingman, S. (2010, August). Perinatal Stress: From the Cradle to an Early Grave. American Psychological Association. San Diego, California.  

Murray, V., Dingman, S., Otte, M., & Porter, J. (2010, June). Intervention Marketing: An Application of Social Activist Marketing in Opposition to Human Trafficking. Macromarketing Conference. Laramie, Wyoming.

Dingman, S. (2009, August). Reports from the field: West African Projects. Presented at the Human Rights and Social Justice and the UN: Reports from the Field and New York Headquarters Symposium. American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada.