Sherry Queener

Served IUPUI for over 40 years as a professor of Pharmacology and Associate Dean and Director of the IU Graduate School, and worked with faculty to review and develop graduate programs, courses, and procedures.

Born or Made?

“I think if you don’t have the commitment and desire to accomplish the goal, whatever it is, I don’t think you can train that. I don’t think hired guns are quite the right way to go. I think you have to have people who are believers. I believed in graduate education. I believe in graduate education. So, it was an easy thing for me to get others pointed in that direction, but if you’d put a different goal in front of me, I don’t know that I would have been as effective as a leader.”

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Leaders Are Readers

  • “I had read the Sandburg biographies of Lincoln, so I had admired Lincoln for ever and ever. I read many other biographies, but those particular volumes are wonderful. I guess Lincoln would be the example. I shared with you the book, Lincoln on Leadership. That came later when I was really thinking about trying this professionally. This was the person that I probably thought of as an ideal leader.”

Books I Recommend

  • Lincoln on Leadership
    —by Donald T. Phillips

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