Sheri Conklin ’98, ’08M

August 14, 2018

Education has long been at the heart of Sheri Conklin’s career. By the time she was named director of e-Learning at UNCW in September 2017, Conklin had been with the university for a decade, serving as an instructional designer in the Office of e-Learning and as an instructional technologist in Informational Technology Services.

“I have developed great relationships with the faculty and staff at UNCW,” she said. “I love working with people who are dedicated to education and are passionate about their careers.”

But her connection to UNCW and the region goes even deeper. A longtime Seahawk, Conklin earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in instructional technology at UNCW. She recently completed her doctorate in educational technology at Boise State University. Additionally, she holds several “Quality Matters” certifications related to online course design and development and spent five years as a special education teacher at Ashley High School in New Hanover County.

Since arriving in the Cape Fear region in 1995, Sheri has taken advantage of the region’s plentiful water and outdoor activities. Her first year in Wilmington, she worked at Jubilee Park, the former Carolina Beach amusement park. And with the vast ocean at her disposal, Conklin, a certified diver, is a skilled underwater photographer.

She also likes to spend her leisure time engrossed in a good book. “I am a Stephen King fan,” Conklin said. “In fact, my dog is named after Duddits, a character from Dreamcatcher.”

-- Tricia Vance