LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Professor Sherrie Tucker is the winner of the 2014 Kolmer Award from the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA). The award honors teaching and mentoring in the field of American studies and service to MAASA.
The MAASA Board selected Tucker as the recipient of the award based on her many years of teaching and mentoring in American studies at KU as well as her service as co-editor of the journal American Studies and many other contributions to the field.
"As a researcher, scholar, teacher, and editor," said MAASA President Jeannette Eileen Jones, Tucker has "impacted the study of American studies in our region and helped bring increasing national and international recognition to American studies."
Tucker is the fourth Kolmer Award winner to come from KU, joining Ann Schofield (2006), David Katzman (2004), and Norm Yetman (1997).
"Sherrie Tucker has been an outstanding teacher, mentor, and colleague since joining our faculty in 2001," said Henry Bial, chair of the Department of American Studies. "We congratulate her on this much deserved honor."