Kasper Receives Excellence in Advising Award
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Sherry Kasper, assistant professor of biology, has been selected as the winner
of Lee University’s 2013 Excellence in Advising Award.
Awards are the highest honors presented to Lee faculty members. Lee President
Dr. Paul Conn made the announcement to faculty on Tuesday, stating that “her
students consistently rank her as one of the best advisors in the university.”
Conn will publicly recognize Kasper for this honor during spring
commencement this Saturday, May 4.
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.
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.
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.
Kasper was named the recipient of the Mead Johnson Award in Endocrinology and
Metabolism by the American Physiological Society.
Kasper holds a PhD
from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a BA from Maryville
She is married to Daniel, and they have two sons, Luke and