Dr. Anthony C. Duke and Patrick Lausier were recently honored by Sherman College of Chiropractic in appreciation of their contributions, time and commitment to the college.
A professor of basic sciences at the college, Dr. Duke was named Faculty Member of the Year. “Dr. Duke is very respected and loved by his students even though his courses are some of the most rigorous and challenging ones in the Sherman curriculum,” says Vice President for Academic Affairs / Provost Robert Irwin, D.C. “He is always available to students and takes extra time with them to support their learning.”
Since joining the college faculty in 1980, Dr. Duke has taught all the college’s physiology courses, abnormal psychology, gross anatomy, neuropathophysiology, philosophy of science, and neuroanatomy. He served as dean of basic sciences from 1982 to 1999 and as interim dean from 2009 to 2011. He was named Faculty Member of the Year in 1985 and received Service Awards in 1982, 1992, and 2006; he has also been recognized by several state chiropractic associations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in French literature and philosophy from the Jesuits College, with a second bachelor’s in clinical psychology and in psychoanalysis; he earned a master’s in clinical psychology from Cleveland State University. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and physiology, and a second Ph.D. in neuroscience and neuroanatomy from Michigan State University. He has completed National Institutes of Health post-doctoral training in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and has completed additional training in cognitive therapy and in psychometrics, as well as certification in biofeedback.
Dr. Duke is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the International Brain Research Organization. He served three terms on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has offered continuing education seminars at Sherman College and for several chiropractic associations. His hobbies include travel, marksmanship, landscaping and horticulture. Dr. Duke has two children: a son, Morgan, and daughter, Caroline.
Lausier, who joined the college just last year as director of maintenance/security, was named Staff Member of the Year. “Patrick’s goal with each project, large or small, is to knock it out of the park,” says Vice President for Business and Finance Karen Canup, C.P.A. “In just a year, he has tackled a long list of projects; he is never satisfied with anything less than the best for this college.”
During his first year of service at Sherman College, Lausier tackled and oversaw many projects, including new flooring in the classroom and student services buildings, a new college bookstore, air conditioning unit replacements, restroom upgrades, the removal of outdated cedar shingle roofing and the installation of an improved roof and guttering system. Renovation of the college’s human anatomy lab is next on his list of campus improvements.
Lausier has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in technology from Saint Leo University, as well as two associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force: one is in aerospace ground equipment technology and the other in instructor technology and military sciences. He earned a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Villanova University.
Lausier was an aerospace ground equipment technician/superintendent with the United States Air Force from 1983 to 2011, serving in four states and five countries in Europe and the Middle East. During his Air Force service, Lausier received numerous Non-Commissioned Officer, Instructor of the Quarter and Instructor of the Year Awards as well as the Honor Guard of the Year Award. He received five Meritorious Service medals, one commendation and three achievement awards.
He is vice president of the board of trustees for the “Share Her Smile” non-profit organization, and a member of the Foothills Mustang Club. His hobbies include hiking, white water rafting, weightlifting, working on cars, watching the NFL and solving puzzles like the Rubik’s cube; his best time is 58 seconds.