SHERRY L. SAVRDA

Lake-Sumter Community College

Leesburg, Florida

 

Educational Background

M.S., Physics; University of Central Florida, 1991

Master's Thesis: Electronic Quenching Rates in NaH

B.S., Physics; Minor, Mathematics; Summa Cum Laude,

University of Central Florida, 1986

 

Professional Background

1990 – present             Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg, Florida

                                             Instructor of Physics and Mathematics

1987-1990                      Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida

Adjunct Instructor

1987-1990                                 University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Research Assistant

 

Professional Activities

Member, American Association of Physics Teachers

               National Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges, 1996-99; 2002

Member, Florida Section of American Association of Physics Teachers

President, 1997-98

               Section Representative, 1999-2002

Regional Coordinator, Two-Year Colleges in the Twenty-First Century: Breaking

Down Barriers, NSF

Author and Associate Editor, Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First

Century, NSF/ATE, 1999-2001

Workshop Leader, National AAPT Meetings, 1998-2002

Workshop Leader, Two-Year College Physics Workshops for the Twenty-First

Century Project, NSF/ATE, 2000,2002

 

Grants

Co-Principle Investigator, Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First Century Project, NSF/ATE, 2001-2002

Principle Investigator, Innovations in Physics Education: Collaboration Among High

School and Community College Faculty, Florida HEC, 1997-98

 

Honors and Awards

Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Theta Kappa, and Pi Mu Epsilon

Who's Who in American Junior Colleges, 1983 and 1984

Pathfinder Award for Innovation in Education, 1997

Distinguished Service Award, Florida Section of American Association of Physics

Teachers, 1998

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1998 and 2000

 

Publications

S.L. Savrda, “Motion”, Introductory College Physics in the Twenty-First

Century, NSF/ATE, 1999

S.L. Savrda; “Innovations in Physics Education”, Proc. Florida Academy of

Sciences,1998

S.L. Savrda; "Student as Scientist: Research Projects in Freshman Physics", Proc.

Florida Academy of Sciences, 1996

S.L. Savrda and I.M. Littlewood; "Electronic Quenching of the A1Σ+ State of NaH",

Chemical Physics Letters, n245, 3 November, 1995

S.L. Savrda; "Laboratory Exercises in Physical Science", LSCC Printing, 1995

S.L. Savrda; "Laboratory Exercises in Physics, Part I", LSCC Printing, 1994

J.T. Lin, S.L. Savrda and L. Chow; "Experiment and Modeling of Diode-Pumped Tb:Nd:YAP Laser", Proc. SPIE Electro-Optics/Lasers, 1988

J.T. Lin, R.E. McKinney, S.L. Savrda, and J. Montgomery; "Optical Coupling

Techniques to Match Laser Sources to Nonlinear Crystals", Proc. Optical Society of America, 1987