Swan Point Woman to Receive GWU Outstanding Undergrad Faculty Award

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/—Dr. Sheryl Elliott, Associate Professor in the School of Business at The George Washington University has been chosen to receive the 2010 School of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award. Dr. Elliott, who has been a professor at the university since 1986 will accept the award on May 13, 2010 at a ceremony at GW's Marvin Center Betts Theatre.

"The fact that this award comes from nominations from students make this even more gratifying," Dr. Elliott said. Dr. Elliott, originally from Charles City, Iowa resides in Swan Point, Charles County, and is currently the campaign manager for Charles County Commissioner candidate Ken Robinson, who is her husband. She is an expert in the field of sustainable tourism development and serves on the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, a body charged with creating public and private partnerships that make commitments to preserving historical, cultural and natural resources for sustainable economic development through heritage tourism. Dr. Elliott had Southern Maryland's first residential wind turbine raised on her property in March, 2009.

"Sheryl has always been an innovator both in and out of the classroom and maintains a very close connection with her students both past and present," says Dr. Donald Hawkins, Founder of GW's International Institute of Tourism Studies. "She is the GW teacher that had the greatest influence on me and I got into sustainable tourism thanks to her teachings, enthusiasm and vision," says Tatiana Ramos Maza, a 1998 George Washington University graduate who resides in Mexico City.

Dr. Elliott has also served as President of the American Express National Academies Foundation in Washington, DC and served on the Board of Directors of the Pan American Federation of Hotel and Tourism Schools.

Dr. Elliott lives with her husband, the aforementioned Ken Robinson and has one daughter Hilary Chandler who lives with in Boulder, Colorado. She is married to Scott Chandler and they have two children, Desmond and Quincy.

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