Sherri Rings

Director and Chair of SEEK

Main Affiliation



North Academic Center






Sherri Rings


Dr. Rings is a the director and chairperson in the Department of SEEK Counseling and Student Support Services at The City College of New York. Prior to joining the CCNY faculty, she was the staff psychologist and coordinator of disability support services at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Rings is a licensed clinical psychologist.


M.S. and  Ph.D.     Purdue School of Science (IUPUI)

B.A.                         Michigan State University


Rings, S.L. (2019). Fitting in, letting go, and other common concerns for children with disabilities. In M. Diaz & B. Shepard (Eds.), Narrating practice with children and adolescents (pp. 171-87). Columbia University Press.

Rings, S. L. (2012). Ethical Issues in Advising Transfer Students. In T. Grites & C. Duncan (Eds.), Advising Transfer Students: Issues and Strategies (2nd ed.). NACADA Monograph. National Academic Advising Association.

Rings, S.L., & Washburn, M. (2011). A group intervention for first-generation college students. In T. Fitch & J. Marshall (Eds.), Group work and outreach plans for college counselors (pp. 55-63). American Counseling Association.

Rings, S.L., & Zevallos, A.L. (2011). Academic self-confidence: An outreach presentation. In T. Fitch & J. Marshall (Eds.), Group work and outreach plans for college counselors (pp. 223-228). American Counseling Association.

Rings, S.L. (2009). Book review: Smooth sailing or stormy waters? Family transitions through adolescence and their implications for practice and policy. Journal of Adolescence, 32(4),1043-1044.

Rings, S. L., & Snitker-Magin, M. (2009). Informed consent. In M. L. Vance & L. Bridges (Eds.), Advising students with disabilities: Striving for universal success (2nd ed.). NACADA Monograph No. 19. (pp. 117-118). Manhattan, KS: National Academic Advising Association.

Rings, S.L. (2007). Toward understanding and acceptance: A journey through higher education and beyond. In M.L. Vance (Ed.), Disabled faculty and staff in a disabling society: Multiple identities in higher education (pp. 129-139). AHEAD.

Research Interests

Factors affecting students’ transition to college, academic performance, and persistence toward a college degree.