Dr. Sheryll Jerez, associate professor of environmental science, will be honored at SFA’s annual Teaching Excellence Convocation from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents' Suite A.
Jerez joined SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture faculty in November 2007. She received her bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the University of the Philippines, a Master of Science in agricultural engineering from Kansas State University and doctoral degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jerez teaches introduction to environmental science, environmental measurements, environmental assessment and management, and air-quality assessment.
Jerez mentors students involved in undergraduate research and was the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Mentor of the Year award. She serves as a research adviser to graduate students in environmental science who are specializing in either land and water resources or occupational and environmental health. Her research interests include cause and effect essay topics of air-quality assessment, modeling and control. Jerez investigates the effectiveness of new technologies and best management practices to help improve air quality. She is currently working on the assessment of the impact on air quality of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production in Texas.
The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to honor outstanding classroom teachers at SFA. Each of the university's six colleges selects a faculty member to receive the annual award based on knowledge of subject matter, quality of lectures and assignments, enthusiasm for teaching, interest in and availability to students, commitment to continuous improvement, and contribution to the quality of teaching at SFA by assisting and encouraging other faculty members.
A full list of 2016 honorees is available here.