Job Title:Senior Scholar / Adjunct research professor
Employer:United Church / Carleton
Grad Year:1994
Degree(s):M.A. Canadian Studies, PhD Sociology
Major(s):Canadian Studies, Sociology
Expertise:Education, Writing and Editing
Industry:Writing and Editing

What makes you a good mentor?

1. I was fortunate to find excellent mentors at early stages of my own career. 2. Mentoring has been a very positive experience in my entire career, from both sides of the relationship. 3. I learn so much as a mentor, and it has led to some wonderful, ongoing, perhaps life-long friendships.

About Tom Sherwood

Tom Sherwood has two sets of professional credentials.

As a clergy person, he is an ordained United Church of Canada minister who has had a career in parish ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and campus ministry (including as Carleton University Chaplain, 1999-2009).

As a university teacher since 1982, he has taught courses in anthropology, sociology, and religion at Carleton and Saint Paul University from First Year to M.A. levels.

And as an active member of the community, he is a co-founder of several interfaith programs in the national Capital Area.

From 2010 to 2014, he undertook a national project on the spirituality and values of Canadians born between 1980 and 1995. His research has been published in several articles and book chapters, and presented in three documentary theatre projects by Faith and Arts Ottawa: The god Monologues (2013), godVERBATIM in the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival and O god in the 2015 Fringe.

He continues to work with Faith and Arts Ottawa toward a 2016 production, to write, and to teach and supervise graduate students at Carleton.