Sarah graduated from Denison University in 2008 with a B.A. in Art History. She earned her M.A. in History of Art from the University of Bristol in 2010 and her M.L.I.S. from Kent State University in 2001
Sherry earned her Ph.D. in art history in 2010 from Arizona State University. Her dissertation “Picturing the Dhamma: Text and Image in Late Colonial Sri Lanka” offers an interdisciplinary examination of Theravada Buddhist book art practices in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Her museum experience includes curatorial and registration work at Arizona’s Phoenix Art Museum (2001-2006) where she continues to consult on the Museum’s Sri Lankan art collection. Sherry has significant university classroom experience in teaching Western and Asian art. Her principal research interests include Buddhist and Hindu material culture, Chinese ceramics, materials analysis, and the transfer of art-making technologies.