Sheree Sharpe

Outstanding Faculty Award - Assistant Professor, 2022

Sheree Sharpe

Sheree Sharpe demonstrates excellence in all aspects of teaching, research and service. She enthusiastically supports all levels of academic life, and her strengths enrich the culture and mission of the department, college and university.

During her time at UNH, Sharpe has made many strong contributions to the teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a creative and inspiring educator whose course evaluations are consistently among the highest in the department. She gives generously of her time to students at all levels.

An undergraduate mathematics education major writes, “I strive to create a classroom environment such as the ones I have experienced with professor Sharpe.  I truly feel that I will be a better mathematics teacher because of what professor Sharpe has taught me.”

Sharpe’s research focuses on the teaching and learning of algebra at the secondary school level. Her work in this area is innovative and makes important connections between research and teaching practice. She recently received an NSF CAREER grant to support this work. The project will provide vital support and research experiences for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from traditionally underrepresented groups.  

Sharpe has also been an exemplary contributor to service across the university and to the professional community. She has served on several departmental and college committees, taken on leading roles in programmatic revisions and contributed greatly to supporting diversity and inclusion.

About This Award

The ideal university faculty member is someone whose accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and service are prodigious and of the highest quality. He or she is an inspiring, challenging, and effective teacher, whose concern and respect for students is evident both in and out of the classroom. Such a faculty member makes important and extensive contributions to his or her chosen field, and shares those contributions with peers through publication or other appropriate means. Finally, the ideal faculty member willingly and effectively devotes time and energy in useful service to the university, the profession, and the state. The recipients of these awards are those members of the university faculty who, in recent years, have demonstrated these qualities. Each year, two Outstanding Faculty Awards will be given, one each for an assistant and an associate professor. All UNH tenure track faculty members at those ranks are eligible.