Baylor > Sociology > Faculty > Martha Gault Sherman
Martha Gault Sherman
martha sherman

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Martha Sherman is an assistant professor of sociology. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a sociology degree and earned her masters and Ph.D. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, the sociology of the family, parenting, and religion. Recent publication topics have included gender differences in the associated impairments of childhood sexual abuse and the impact of moral communities on criminal sentencing. Current research includes topics such as the reciprocal effects of parenting and delinquency, the impact of moral communities on cohabitation, and differences in sexual outcomes for youth living with single mothers versus single fathers.

Recent Publlications

Tamburello, J.A., Irwin, K., and Gault-Sherman, M. In Press. Religious Coping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effects of Sex Victimization on Trust. Review of Religious Research.

Gault-Sherman, Martha. 2013.  The gender gap in delinquency: Does SES matter?  Journal of Deviant Behavior, forthcoming.

Gault-Sherman, Martha and Scott Draper. 2012.  What will the neighbors think? The effect of moral communities on cohabitation.  Review of Religious Research 54(1):45-67.

Gault-Sherman, Martha. 2012.  It’s a two-way street: The bidirectional relationship between parenting and delinquency.   Journal of Youth and Adolescence 41(2):121-145.

Gault-Sherman, Martha, Eric Silver, and Inga Dora Sigfusdottir. 2009.  Gender and the consequences of childhood sexual abuse: A national study of Icelandic youth.  Social Science & Medicine 69:1515-1522.

Gault, Martha and Eric Silver. 2008.  Spuriousness or Mediation? Broken Windows According to Sampson and Raudenbush (1999).  Journal of Criminal Justice 36:240-243.

Ulmer, Jeffery T., Christopher Bader, and Martha Gault. In Press (2008).  Do Moral Communities Play a Role in Criminal Sentencing? Evidence From Pennsylvania.  The Sociological Quarterly 49(4)737-768.

Gault, Martha, Eric Silver, and Inga D'ra Sig'sd'ttir.  Gender and the Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A National Study of Icelandic Youth.   Social Science & Medicine 69:1515-1522.