Celebrate Teaching! Month

Celebrate Teaching! Month honors the hard work of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty and staff.

Throughout the month of February, events are held to recognize outstanding faculty through the Teaching Innovation Awards and offer teaching and advising resources. Read more about the history of the Celebrate Teaching! Month.

Students vote for faculty members who “improve the learning environment by integrating new technologies, engaging students in interactive activities, and introducing and incorporating progressive curriculum ideas into the classroom.” Each recipient receives $1,000 to use towards professional development.

2016 Celebrate Teaching! Month Events: TBD

2015 Celebrate Teaching! Month Events:

“Engaging Pedagogy: Transcending the Technology du Jour”

Jennifer Elliott, PhD, Coordinator of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:15pm-1:15pm, BCBS Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Lunch provided. Please register here.

“A Culture of Cheating?”

Holly Tatum, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Randolph College

Panel Discussion:

  • Charletta Sims Evans, MEd, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Moderator
  • Jane Monaco, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biostatistics; Vic Schoenbach, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Anissa Vines, PhD, Research Professor, Epidemiology, SPH Faculty Panelists
  • Aisha Pridgen, Director, UNC Office of Student Conduct

“Presentation of Teaching Awards” Directly following the Tatum Presentation and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center

Snacks provided. Please register here.

“Panel on MPH and Discussion of ASPPH’s ‘Framing the Future'”

  • Rita DeBate, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
  • Ian Lapp, PhD, Associate Dean for Strategic Educational Initiatives, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Bob Meenan, MD, Dean Emeritus and Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University

Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:00am-10:30am, 2306 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Please register here.

2014-2015 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2014-2015 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2014-2015 award recipients (read more)

  • Lori Evarts, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, PHLP
  • Jane Monaco, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor, BIOS
  • John Paul, PhD, Clinical Professor, HPM
  • Brian Pence, PhD, Assistant Professor, EPID
  • Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, HB
  • June Stevens, PhD, AICR/WCRF Distinguished Professor, NUTR
  • Jill Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
  • Christine Tucker, PhD, lecturer, MCH

2012-2013 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2013-2014 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2013-2014 award recipients (read more)

  • Stephen Cole, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, EPID
  • Lori Evarts, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, PHLP
  • Rebecca Fry, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
  • Amanda Holliday, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, NUTR
  • Beth Moracco, PhD, Research Associate Professor, HB; Adjunct Associate Professor, MCH
  • Lewis Margolis, MD, Associate Professor, MCH
  • Kathy Roggenkamp, MA, Instructor, BIOS
  • Karl Umble, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Distance Learning Specialist, HPM

2012-2013 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2012-2013 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2012-2013 award recipients (read more)

  • Orlando Coronell, PhD, Assistant Professor, ESE
  • Amy Herring, ScD, Professor, BIOS
  • Amanda Holliday, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, NUTR
  • John Paul, PhD, Clinical Professor, HPM
  • Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, HB
  • David Richardson, PhD, Associate Professor, EPID
  • Marcia Roth, MPH, Director of Training Initiatives, MCH
  • Anthony Viera, MD, Director, Health Care and Prevention MPH, PHLP

2011-2012 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2011-2012 Teaching Innovation Awards winners.

2011-2012 award recipients (read more)

  • Linda Adair, PhD, Professor, NUTR
  • Rebecca Fry, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
  • Sherri Green, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, MCH
  • Amy Herring, ScD, Professor, BIOS
  • Diane Kelly, DrPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, PHLP
  • John Paul, PhD, Clinical Professor, HPM
  • Charles Poole, ScD, Associate Professor, EPID
  • Kurt Ribisl, PhD, Professor, HB