William & Mary

Advisor of the Year 2016

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Marc Sher is a Professor in the Department of Physics, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His research interests include electroweak interactions, Higgs phenomenology, cosmological phase transitions, astrophysics, and supersymmetry.

Student Quote: "With Professor Sher I always felt I was being treated like a competent adult. He created an environment where I was comfortable to talk about anything I needed help with."

Among his many contributions, he has served on the department's Undergraduate Committee (2015-17) and on the Arts & Sciences Educational Policy Committee (2015-18, currently acting chair), Committee on Academic Status (chair, 2002-06 and 2011-13) and GER6 Committee (1997 to present). He has also served on the editorial board of Physical Review D and, as a member of a National Science Foundation panel, made recommendations for Physics Frontier Centers.