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Dr. Drapala earns Faculty of the Year honors for 2023-24

May 14, 2024

Dr. Sharon Drapala, Indiana Tech associate professor of biology, was recognized as the university’s Faculty of the Year on May 10.

Dr. Drapala joined Indiana Tech in 2022 to lead its health science degree program, which prepares students for a wide array of in-demand health careers and additional education that is necessary to pursue more intensive medical careers.

“Dr. Drapala is very passionate and energetic in her approach to teaching. Her students describe her as knowledgeable, engaging and supportive,” said Dr. Kathleen Hanold Watland, Indiana Tech vice president for academic affairs. “Students frequently comment about how much they learned in her classes and how well prepared they are to help others as they move forward in their professions. Dr. Drapala is a shining example of what it means to be an exceptional educator.”

Dr. Drapala’s education includes a Doctor of Chiropractic Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and a Bachelor of Biology from the University of California-Santa Cruz.