Dr. Kyler James Sherman-Wilkins (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in the Gerontology program at Missouri State University. A social demographer and life course sociologist by training, Dr. Sherman-Wilkins’ research centers around the social and structural determinants of health and health inequities. He is a dedicated and award-winning teacher and adviser who focuses on empowering students to address challenges in their communities through activism and policy.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Sherman-Wilkins is engaged in professional and community service and sits on the Board of Trustees for PRB, a population research organization in Washington DC; the Board of Directors for PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy organization; and most recently the Board of Directors for the Missouri Foundation for Health. Learn more about his background here.