Angela Walters, associate professor of informatics at Fort Hays State University, has been awarded the Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty Academic Advising by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Walters was nominated for this award by the university after she was named Shearer Advisor of the Year for the 2014-15 academic year, which carried a $500 cash award sponsored by Commerce Bank.

“Thank you for your commitment to excellence,” said FHSU President Mirta M. Martin in an email to Walters. “You do us proud!”

Since 2000, Walters has served as the lead Web development faculty member for the Department of Informatics. Her courses include topics such as XHTML, CSS, Web design, Web standards, JavaScript, Apache/MySQL/PHP, Human-Computer Interaction research, usability testing, data modeling, database and Web application security, e-commerce theory and application, and mobile Web application development. Her master’s thesis explored e-commerce in rural areas, and her dissertation research relates to online trust mechanisms and trust-related behavior.

The Shearer Advising Award winner was selected from nominees of the university’s academic colleges. Walters was nominated by the College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

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