College of Natural Sciences

Distinguished Emeriti

2015–2016: Sherry Fox

Sherry began teaching Nursing at Chico State in 1974, leaving only to complete her doctorate at UCSF. She assumed the Director of Nursing position in 1989, and held that position for 20 years, until she became a FERP in 2010. While still director, she and Becky Damazo obtained several grants that established the Simulation Center, and she served as director for several years. During that time, she developed a capstone simulation course for senior students that is now a required and valued part of the curriculum. She taught that course for five years as a FERP, and continues to teach it as a retired annuitant. She is dedicated to the success of the simulation center, and has served continuously on the advisory board. She volunteers time to assist with the financial management of the center, assists with classes to teach other faculty about simulation, and assisted in the recent reaccreditation of the center.

She volunteers time to assist nursing faculty who are novices in simulation, and volunteers as simulation faculty for an RN refresher course.

With Becky Damazo, she has written several grants for simulation projects, has several peer-reviewed publications and presentations on simulation, and is conducting research on learning outcomes in the capstone simulation class.