Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching

Edward McGavran, MC

Dr. Edward McGavran

The McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching honors Edward G. McGavran, MD, MPH, dean of the UNC School of Public Health from 1947 to 1963 and proponent of “hands-on” field training for public health students. First given in 1975, the award recognizes career-long excellence in teaching by a faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Teaching, in this context, is broadly defined and includes activities inside and outside classroom settings (e.g., mentoring student research and practice activities, teaching-related administrative roles, and innovative developments in teaching methods and materials).

The Awards Committee seeks evidence of accomplishment in teaching quality and accomplishment sustained over a career. Factors to be considered when deciding the recipient of the McGavran Award include the following:

Quality

The record of a strong candidate for the McGavran Award should contain examples of innovation, leadership, impact and excellence in teaching both inside and outside the classroom. Evidence may include, but is not limited to:

  • Creation or adoption of innovative teaching tools and techniques
  • Publication of teaching-related materials, including texts, and evidence of their impact on the field
  • A major role in influencing School-wide, university, national or professional curricular issues
  • Teaching-related awards.
Accomplishment

The record of a strong candidate should include evidence of a substantial number of students positively influenced by the nominee. Examples relevant to this criterion may include, but are not limited to:

  • Courses taught, including the nominee’s role in developing each course
  • Feedback from students and peers regarding innovations
  • Teaching programs developed and/or administered, including training grants and service as director of graduate studies in a department
  • Students advised and how they have been stimulated and inspired
  • Other relevant information.
Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to full-time faculty in the School. Past recipients of the McGavran Award are not eligible.

Nominations will be solicited from students (including alumni) and faculty in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Each nomination should be submitted online via Qualtrics survey.

To be considered, the nomination must include the name and department of the nominee and the nominator as well as a brief supporting statement that addresses the above criteria. Nominations must be received by spring 2016.

The Academic Programs Committee will review all nominations received and will prepare a recommendation to the dean, who will make the final selection. The associate dean of academic affairs will deliver the award at the School Commencement.

Past Recipients

Year

Recipient

Year

2015

Recipient

Michael Hudgens

Year

2014

Recipient

Lewis Margolis

Year

2013

Recipient

Jane Monaco

Year

2012

Recipient

Suzanne Maman

Year

2011

Recipient

Amanda Holliday and Jon Hussey

Year

2010

Recipient

Amy Herring

Year

2009

Recipient

James Thomas

Year

2008

Recipient

no award given

Year

2007

Recipient

Carolyn Barrett

Year

2006

Recipient

no award given

Year

2005

Recipient

Doug Crawford-Brown

Year

2004

Recipient

Jianwen Cai

Year

2003

Recipient

Michael Bowling

Year

2002

Recipient

Linda Adair

Year

2001

Recipient

Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Sandra Martin

Year

2000

Recipient

William Zelman

Year

1999

Recipient

Christine Jackson

Year

1998

Recipient

Arnold Kaluzny

Year

1997

Recipient

no award given

Year

1996

Recipient

Pranab K. Sen

Year

1995

Recipient

Allan B. Steckler

Year

1994

Recipient

Carl Shy

Year

1993

Recipient

Gerardo Heiss

Year

1992

Recipient

Gary Koch

Year

1991

Recipient

Al Tyroler

Year

1990

Recipient

Bonnie Rogers

Year

1989

Recipient

Victor Schoenbach

Year

1988

Recipient

William Herzog

Year

1987

Recipient

Brenda Devellis and Gary Rozier

Year

1986

Recipient

Earl Siegel and Morris Schaefer

Year

1985

Recipient

Lawrence L. Kupper

Year

1984

Recipient

James Watson Jr.

Year

1983

Recipient

Jo Anne Earp and Philip C. Singer

Year

1982

Recipient

Berton Kaplan and Charlene Ossler

Year

1981

Recipient

Patricia Z. Barry

Year

1980

Recipient

Norman F. Weatherly

Year

1979

Recipient

Leonard S. Rosenfeld

Year

1978

Recipient

Emil T. Chanlett

Year

1977

Recipient

John Larsh Jr. and David G. Kleinbaum

Year

1976

Recipient

John C. Cassel

Year

1975

Recipient

Roy R. Kuebler