Dr. Shereen Lerner

Shereen Lerner
Excellence in Teaching
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Shereen Lerner, Ph.D. is an award-winning teacher with 35 years of field and research experience in Southwestern archaeology. Dr. Shereen Lerner has taught at MCC since 1992. Her courses go beyond the mystique of Indiana Jones, showing students how anthropology can relate to their lives and help shape their perspective on the human condition. Shereen has spent summers teaching abroad in Austria, Mexico, China, and Ireland. In 2013 she was honored with the MCC Faculty Excellence Award and Gold Star Award for Online Teaching.

Shereen currently serves as the director of the MCC Honors Program and the Honors Faculty Coordinator for the Maricopa Community Colleges. She has been selected by her colleagues to chair the Cultural Science Department and served as chair for MCC’s Department Chair Association. Other administrative appointments have included Acting Dean of Instruction and Interim Director of International Education. Of the more than 35 committees and task forces she has been a member of, Shereen has chaired 16 of them.

Shereen’s service to her profession includes almost 30 years of leadership positions for organizations such as the Society for American Archaeology, Arizona Archaeological Council, and National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. She has managed grant projects funded by the National Science Foundation and Arizona Humanities Council. She has 15 publications in professional journals and books, and has presented 30 papers at professional meetings.

Shereen received her doctorate in Anthropology from Arizona State University, and serves with community groups such as the Tempe Historical Museum and Tempe Community Council. She is a member of Tempe Leadership, Class 30.