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U-M ME alumna Sheri Sheppard (PhD ‘85) named U.S. Professor of the Year


Sheri Sheppard

U-M ME’s own Sheri Sheppard (PhD ’85) was named U.S. Professor of the Year for research and doctoral institutions this past November. Sheppard is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. 

In her role at Stanford, Sheppard teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate mechanics courses, courses on teaching and workshops on professional development. She also advises new lecturers and tenure-line faculty on their course design, serving as a faculty sponsor on several of those courses.