HATTIESBURG - Sheri
Rawls has been named director of The University of Southern Mississippi's
Learning Enhancement Center, an initiative of the Title III-A project
housed under the Office of the Provost.
"Sheri brings to the job a dynamic understanding
of technology as a teaching and learning tool," said assistant
provost, Dr. Bradley Bond. "Her ability to work with learners
- whether students, faculty, or staff - has long been recognized
by all who have benefited from her instruction."
A graduate of Southern Miss, Rawls earned a bachelor's
degree in environmental design and a master's degree in instruction
technology. A member of the university staff since 1984, Rawls also
serves as an adjunct professor for the Department of Fashion Merchandising,
where she teaches a professional presentations course.
During her service at Southern Miss, Rawls has served
as coordinator of Graphic Services for the Teaching Learning Resource
Center, as team leader of Multimedia Services for the Office of
Technology Resources, and as the Instructional Technologies training
and graphics specialist for the Office of Technology Resources.
She continued her service as documents and publications specialist
for the Office of the Provost, later accepting the position of instructional
designer with the LEC.
"Sheri has been influential in assisting our
School of Human Performance and Recreation develop a pilot project
to create online courses and programs to meet the demands of our
current and future students," said Lou Marciani, director of
Human Performance and Recreation. "The Learning Enhancement
Center has provided our faculty with the opportunity for professional
technology development training to better serve our students. In
a changing market place, the resources provided by the Learning
Enhancement Center have given our faculty the cutting-edge technology
to be competitive."
Rawls is currently serving on the Space Utilization
and Allocation Committee as well as various other committees focusing
on faculty development programs for the university community. She
is a member of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers.
For more information about the Learning Enhancement
Center, visit www.usm.edu/lec.