Umble honored with Chancellor’s Award for teaching
April 23, 2014
Karl Umble, PhD, clinical assistant professor of health policy and management at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored April 22 with a Chancellor’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence and service to undergraduates.
A student selection committee chose the award recipients.
The Chancellor’s Award for teaching recognizes teaching excellence, the ability to positively affect a broad spectrum of students inside and outside the classroom, and the creation of a dynamic learning environment.
“I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to teach in the Gillings School of Public Health and in the Department of Health Policy and Management,” Umble said. “UNC in general, and the Gillings School in particular, have great traditions of practice-based learning to learn from and build upon.”
He noted that the Department of Health Policy and Management had fine faculty members and program leaders, including Sandra Greene, DrPH, Professor of the Practice and interim chair, and Melanie Studer, MHA, program director for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program.
“Melanie has put together a first-rate curriculum of developmental experiences for our amazing students,” Umble said. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to work in this highly supportive and long-standing community of practice.”
Other faculty members recognized at the event included Dr. Jim Ketch, professor of music, and Dr. Terry Sullivan, associate professor of political science.
Umble has been at the Gillings School since 1998, when he began as a program evaluator and distance learning specialist at the School’s N.C. Institute for Public Health.