Roxanne Sorrick, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Roxanne Sorrick


Roxanne Sorrick, 1990 Hiram alumna, returned to her alma mater to teach in 2001. She taught both first grade and sixth grade language arts for seven years at Maplewood Local in Trumbull County prior to returning to Hiram. Sorrick has written curriculum for workbooks, collaborated on multiple grants and developed departmental coursework and assessments that align with state and national standards.

She has two grown children who had the opportunity to grow up in Hiram Village surrounded by all the College and its student have to offer. In her spare time, Sorrick enjoys flower gardening, quilting and the outdoors.


  • Ed.D., Walden University
  • M.Ed., Kent State University
  • B.A., Hiram College

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Children’s literature
  • Literacy
  • Nature-based education
  • Helping students understand the impact of health and wellness on learning.

Selected Publications

  • Roxanne Sorrick is responsible for departmental accreditation reports (NCATE and CAEP) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education program reports.
  • CAEP Self-Study (2016)
  • ODHE Program Reports for 10 licensure programs (2015)
  • OBR Mathematics Licensure Program Report (2012)
  • NCATE Electronic Evidence Room (2010)
  • Early Childhood NAEYC Report (2009)

Fun Facts

  • Her favorite course is INTD 39400: No Child Left Inside.
  • She has traveled to 27 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, with many being camping trips.
  • She has hatched and raised over 12 sets of chicks and ducks — first with her first graders and now with her college students. Preschool outreach programs designed by her college students are fondly called “chicken school” by children who attend.