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Charmaine Herman, B.A., B.S., M.A., D.C.
Curriculum Vitae




Doctor of Chiropractic – Sherman College of Chiropractic

Graduate Certification in Women’s Studies – University of South Carolina

Master of Arts in American History – Univeristy of South Carolina

Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology – University of South Carolina

Bachelor of History majoring in U.S. History- University of South Carolina


Dr. Charmaine Herman is a first-generation Doctor of Chiropractic. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, she is a 2009 graduate from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Then in April 2009, she began working at Life University as an adjunct instructor in the College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies (CGUS). Today she is a Full Professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences in the College of Chiropractic (COC).

At Life University, Dr. Herman teaches the lecture and lab for the Head and Neck clinical case integration course (CLET 3826) required for 8th quarter chiropractic students. Additionally, she teaches the Blair condylar misalignment and analysis elective and various labs throughout the program. She is club advisor for the Blair UC Technique Club and the Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA).

Additionally, she continues to live her passion for helping sick people become well as the clinic director of Agape Upper Cervical Health Center, Inc. in Alpharetta, Georgia, where Dr. Herman uses the Blair UC chiropractic technique to locate analyze and correct vertebral subluxations in the cervical spine.

Dr. Herman is a Board Member for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), Georgia Chiropractic Association (GCA) Diversity Taskforce, the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care, the American Black Chiropractic Association (ABCA), and the Christian Chiropractic Association.

At Life University Dr. Herman serves as a member of the Assessment Council for the College of Chiropractic, Research Committee, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Title IX Review Board, Diversity Committee, and Conduct Review Board. She is vice chair for the Rank and Promotion Procedural Committee. Dr. Herman is also the cultural competency trainer for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI).

In 2016, she was recipient of the Chiropractor of the Year award by the Blair UC Society. In 2018, she was recognized as one of the Top Chiropractors in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine. Additionally, in 2018 she was presented with the Life University Cub Advisor of the Year. In 2019, she was awarded Upper Cervical Researcher of the Year by the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care. Dr. Herman has also been awarded the Faculty Excellence award from four COC graduating classes. In 2020, she received the Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award that recognizes an outstanding faculty member who demonstrates strong academic skills in the classroom and provides leadership and support in other areas of campus life.

Dr. Herman has published upper cervical chiropractic and cultural competence in chiropractic education research articles. She has presented research at the International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS); the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society National Convention; the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC); and at Life University’s annual Fall CElebration event. Between 2014 and 2020, she has received six Life University faculty research awards for her research accomplishments.


  • Diversity Committee
  • Rank and Promotion Procedural Committee
  • COC Assessment Council
  • Research Committee
  • Club Adviser for Upper Cervical Student Society
  • Club Adviser for Toggle Technique Club

Courses Taught:

  • CLET 3826 Head and Neck Clinical Case Integration
  • CLET 3826 Head and Neck Clinical Case Integration Lab
  • CLET 3757 Case History Clinical Skills Lab
  • CLET 4862 Advanced Clinical Case Integration 1 Lab
  • DIAG 2725 Visceral Clinical Assessment Lab
  • DIAG 2730 Orthopedic Diagnosis Lab
  • DIAG 2735 Clinical Laboratory Studies
  • ANLS 5802 Blair Condylar Misalignment and Analysis
  • ANLS 5802 Blair Condylar Misalignment and Analysis Lab