STAR (service, teaching, advising, research) Award, 2011
Ketevan "Kate" Mamiseishvili won the college's STAR award given to the outstanding all-around faculty member.
Mamiseishvili, an assistant professor of higher education, earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri before joining the faculty of the College of Education and Health Professions in 2008. She is a native of the Republic of Georgia, and her research includes a focus on international faculty and students in the United States.
One student wrote in support of Mamiseishvili's nomination that she is the type of professor students respect so much that they want to give her their best work. "She has shaped insecure students like me into scholars who have the confidence to ask good questions and the competence to design research to answer our questions," the student wrote.
Because her program is down one faculty member, she was called upon to assume massive advising responsibilities while maintaining a research agenda that makes her the most productive scholar in the department, according to a recommendation letter. She served on 21 doctoral advisory committees and 11 dissertation committees, advised 30 graduate students and co-advised a higher education registered student organization. She also taught seven graduate courses over three semesters.
She produced 10 refereed research articles for high-tier peer-reviewed journals in her field, co-authored a book chapter that is in press and has three manuscripts in review. Of the 10 referred publications (six published in 2011 and four in press for 2012), she was a single author of five and a lead author of four manuscripts. She submitted four grant proposals and made refereed research presentations at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for the Study of Community Colleges and Mid-America Association for Institutional Research.
At the national level, Mamiseishvili serves as co-chair of the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. She also served as a manuscript reviewer for two peer-reviewed journals, conference proposal reviewer of two national conferences, and a session chair at ASHE.