From the series Faculty Awards for Excellence 2021–2022

2021–2022 Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching

Sheri Stover

Sheri Stover

Sheri Stover, Ph.D., professor in instructional design, received the 2021–2022 Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching Award in recognition of her outstanding reputation with students and innovative course development.

She has received many teaching awards and certifications that recognize her excellence in teaching and the breadth of her knowledge and expertise.

Stover receives glowing reviews from both her students and her colleagues. Her end-of-course student evaluations show that her classes are well-designed, she is an incredibly effective communicator, and she cares deeply about her students. She has been called a superstar and an enthusiastic, encouraging instructor by her students, with some saying she is their favorite professor at Wright State.

Stover also serves as the program director for the Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program. The program is offered entirely online, and classes are highly interactive among all participants.

To ensure an effective and innovative program, Stover has worked with Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization that promotes quality and innovative teaching in digital environments, to develop an international program that introduces students to Quality Matters. She also introduces her students to a multitude of digital resources that can enable them to become better teachers.

An incredibly affluent researcher, Stover has had 24 peer-reviewed manuscripts on the scholarship of teaching and learning accepted for publication. She has worked with colleagues across a variety of disciplines for her research, such as accountancy, history, languages, nursing and teacher education. Her work has been cited over 150 times, with 56 of those citations within the last year.

She has also presented on teaching and learning at over 40 peer-reviewed national and international conferences and conducted multiple training sessions on teaching and learning by organizations such as the U.S. Air Force and Fairborn City Schools.

Many Wright State faculty and staff recognize Stover’s expertise in teaching and learning and enroll in Stover’s classes. Faculty members from the Boonshoft School of Medicine, the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Sciences and the School of Education and Leadership have participated in her graduate courses.

Ann Stalter, Ph.D., professor of nursing, said Stover’s classes enabled her to become a better teacher herself.

“It was from Stover’s guidance that I was better able to apply learning technologies while implementing best teaching practices more confidently,” Stalter said.

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