April 2, 2021

SEC Announces Dr. Kenneth Sher Wins 2021 Faculty Achievement Award for University of Missouri

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 2, 2021) – Dr. Kenneth Sher, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Missouri, the SEC announced on Friday.

A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Sher’s areas of research are etiological processes in the development of alcohol dependence and factors that affect the course of drinking and alcohol use disorders throughout adulthood. His work is focused on attempting to define the “core” of addiction and developing methods to improve the diagnosis and assessment of alcohol use disorders and other substance use disorders. He has been featured in leading media including the New York Times and the Today Show, along with numerous academic journals. His list of honors is extensive and includes the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Missouri’s Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creativity and the National Institutes of Health Senior Scientist and Mentoring Award.

“Dr. Sher is one of the most prolific researchers at Mizzou, and he is recognized nationally and internationally for his work as an addiction scientist,” said Dr. Latha Ramchand, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Missouri. “Not only is his research nationally recognized in academic circles, his work has shaped alcohol policy decisions on the state and national levels. In addition, he is unmatched as a mentor to both students and colleagues.”

To receive an SEC achievement award, the faculty member must have achieved the rank of full professor; have a record of extraordinary teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level; and have a record of research that is recognized nationally and/or internationally. University winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium from the SEC and will become their campus nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award, which will be announced in April.

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