Professor Sherman Young (New Collegian 1983-85) has recently been appointed Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Executive Director of Studios at RMIT Studios where he is responsible for leading learning and teaching strategy, practice and innovation across the university.
Sherman was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and a Professor in the department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Before that he had academic leadership roles in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie where he taught and researched in the area of new media theory and production. Sherman is the author of The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book (UNSW Press, 2007), co-author of Media Convergence (Palgrave, 2012) and Beyond 2.0 – the Future of Music (Equinox, 2014) – all of which analyse the impact of new media technologies. He has published and presented widely including running design thinking sessions at Vivid Sydney as well as numerous academic and non-academic conferences nationally and internationally.
Sherman has a BSc in Design (UNSW), an MA in Media, Technology and Law (Macquarie) and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies (UQ). Prior to becoming an academic, Sherman ran a multimedia production company building interactive media for a range of corporate and publishing clients.