USD professor wins advising award

USD professor wins advising award Dr. Kris Reed, assistant professor and advisor for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has been selected as an Outstanding New Advisor award winner in the Faculty Academic Advising category from the National Academic Advising Association as part of the 2005 National Awards Program for Academic Advising (NACADA).

Dr. Reed will be honored and presented with a recognition plaque during a special awards ceremony and reception on Wednesday, Oct. 5, during the annual NACADA conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Reed is one of only three faculty advisors honored with this award in this category in nation-wide competition this year.

Dr. Reed said that winning the award was an emotional event for her.

"The award means a great deal to me. I was moved to tears just to be nominated and then to be selected. Needless to say, I am very delighted and extremely grateful," Reed said.�

The award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for three years or fewer. The category includes those individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.

Reed said she is fortunate for having been given the opportunity to interact with students and faculty at USD.

"The students at USD are incredible! We have great students, faculty, and staff in the School of Education. I am so fortunate to be working with so many talented, hard-working and caring professionals," Reed said.

For more information about the National Awards Program for Academic Advising, please visit the NACADA Web page at

Each year, since 1983, NACADA has honored individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The goal of NACADA is to promote quality academic advising and professional development of its membership to enhance the educational development of students.

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