Sheryl Rinkol

Director of Titanic Education and Engagement

Teaching, Titanic, and traveling are what impassions my life. I love discovering Titanic around every corner in the most unusual ways and connecting that discovery with research and people to deepen Titanic’s legacy and enrich an international Titanic community. I am an active member of six Titanic societies.

As a former English high school teacher and university education and English lecturer, I have developed and taught 12 different Titanic courses ranging from summer enrichment programs for elementary children, to weeklong classes for senior citizens. Developing and teaching a semester-long Titanic class at my alma mater, Nebraska Wesleyan University, I was awarded numerous grants enabling me to travel with students to research Titanic abroad.

My husband and I are avid travelers and I have been fortunate enough to have visited Titanic’s port cities many times, ultimately authoring my book, Titanic Today: A Modern View of Titanic’s Historic Ports. Around the globe, sometimes as part of international Titanic conventions, I have held book signings and presented numerous Titanic talks to community groups and classrooms.

When not on a Titanic adventure, I enjoy antiquing and collecting all things Edwardian. My spoiled Himalayan cat, Winston, loves to supervise my research and help me curl up with a good read.