Higher Education: Professors / Departments
Successes: Notable Professors and Departments at Florida Universities
University professors and departments are drawing accolades.
Cara Tasher [Photo: University of North Florida]
Associate professor of voice
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Recognition: As director of UNF's choral activities, Tasher has arranged for the chorus to sing at a variety of events, from Jacksonville Jaguar football games to international tours. The choir is scheduled for a tour of South Africa next year.
• "An awesome teacher! Hard but makes you learn a lot."
• "Anyone that takes chorale with her will become a better musician, will be challenged musically and intellectually."
• "She treats her students as individuals and works her butt off to try to get her students to succeed."
Professor of political science
Rollins College, Winter Park
Joan Davison [Photo: Rollins College]
Dean's view: "In spite of being known as demanding, her courses are also in high demand," says interim dean of the faculty and associate professor of education Debra Wellman.
• "Go talk to her and she will help you understand anything. Always there to give the students time."
• "She's hard but fair if you're willing to do the work." .
• "Dr. Davison could make Post-Communist Systems interesting. 'Nuff said."