October 28, 2016

Higher Education: Professors / Departments

Successes: Notable Professors and Departments at Florida Universities

University professors and departments are drawing accolades.

Art Levy | 7/6/2011

Cara Tasher

Cara Tasher
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. snippets:
• "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."

Joan Davison

Professor of political science
Rollins College,
Winter Park

Joan Davison
Joan Davison [Photo: Rollins College]
Recognition: Davison won the college's 2011 Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award, given each year to the school's top teacher.

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. snippets:
• "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."

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