College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dr. Marrow is a professor in the UNC School of Communication where she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes including Family Communication, Research Methods, Health Communication, Small Group Communication, and directed the basics of public speaking program.
Sherilyn Marrow is a trained marriage and family psychotherapist, receiving her certification from the Marriage and Family Therapist Training Institute in Denver, CO.
Sherilyn Marrow specializes in the study of families in transition and how communication and emotional expressiveness transform lives. Her lines of research are primarily in the areas of family communication, emotional expressiveness, and family resilience following natural disasters; her research has resulted in numerous publications, including a pending textbook, national and international conference presentations, and several funded research projects.
Dr. Marrow has earned over 30 teaching awards including “Outstanding Woman of the Year”; Qwest-Dex Teaching Award; Panhellenic Council Teaching Award; UNC Mortar Board Outstanding Professor; and 2nd place in the Monfort Entrepreneurial Challenge for her upcoming children’s communication wellness program entitled “TalkShareCare.”