Sharon Jansa

Sharon Jansa
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Graduate and Professional

Section B, Location 45

Professor Sharon Jansa’s contributions to graduate education are multifaceted. In her eight-year role as Director of Graduate Admissions, Dr. Jansa has made substantial, evidence-based structural changes to graduate recruitment that have increased the diversity of the program. As a graduate mentor, she trains students as independent scientists, connecting them to a range of career paths; she is so appreciated by past students, that a new species of opossum was named in her honor.