Kasper Receives Lee’s Excellence in Advising Award

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dr. Sherry Kasper, assistant professor of biology, has been selected as the winner of Lee University’s 2013 Excellence in Advising Award.  The Excellence Awards are the highest honors presented to Lee faculty members. Lee President Dr. Paul Conn stated that “her students consistently rank her as one of the best advisors in the university.

 

Dr. Conn will publicly recognize Dr. Kasper for this honor during spring commencement this Saturday.

The recipient of the advisor award is chosen by a faculty committee, which reviews a three-year history of student advisor evaluation data as well as other information provided by the nominating department chairs and deans. 

Dr. Kasper joined Lee’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2007. She has taught classes such as Principles of Biology II, Cell Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. 

Dr. Kasper also participates in research at the University of Tennessee each summer. She takes Lee students with her, providing them an opportunity to be involved in research as an undergraduate student, which strengthens their candidacy for graduate and medical school admissions. 

In 2006, Dr. Kasper was named the recipient of the Mead Johnson Award in Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Physiological Society. She holds a PhD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a BA from Maryville College. 

She is married to Daniel and they have two sons, Luke and Eli.


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