Dr. Stephanie Kraft-Terry Received Regional Recognition from the National Academic Advising Association
Dr. Kraft-Terry has been chosen by NACADA - The Global Community for Academic Advising as one of ten individuals for the 2015-2017 Class of Emerging Leaders.
"One of our own, Dr. Stephanie Kraft-Terry (shown above on the far right), has received regional recognition for her contributions to our mentoring program from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Stephanie has been chosen by NACADA-The Global Community for Academic Advising as one of ten individuals for the 2015-2017 Class of Emerging Leaders. In addition to the significant contributions Stephanie has made to our department through her leadership in advising and assessment, her work has also received recognition at both the College of Natural Sciences and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa levels.
In addition to her advising specialization, Stephanie has extensive training in scientific research. She received her BS in Chemistry in 2006 at Pacific University, and five years later, her PhD in Experimental Neuroscience at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the John A. Burns School of Medicine when she was offered a position in Biology in 2012 as a Junior Faculty Specialist in advising and assessment. Since that time the advising unit has grown to oversee close to 1,400 undergraduate students in the combined departments of Biology, Botany and Microbiology, and through Stephanie’s efforts, both outreach and program assessment has being expanded significantly. Stephanie has also made numerous presentations and served as an invited panel member at national conferences on advising. Last year, the Biology advising group under Stephanie’s leadership received the University of Hawaii at Mānoa ‘Oikela Award for Outstanding Advising Unit.
While we in Biology have all benefited in numerous tangible ways from Stephanie’s efforts over the last three years, this new level of recognition from NACADA places an regional spotlight on the Department of Biology."
- Dr. Kathleen Cole, Chair of the Department of Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa