Beth Moracco

Dr. Beth Moracco

Karin Yeatts

Dr. Karin Yeatts

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).

Past Recipients
Selection Criteria
Application Process
Year
Recipient
2019
Beth Moracco and Karin Yeatts
2018
Amanda Holliday
2017
Marisa Domino
2016
Brian Pence
2015
Michael Hudgens
2014
Lewis Margolis
2013
Jane Monaco
2012
Suzanne Maman
2011
Amanda Holliday and Jon Hussey
2010
Amy Herring
2009
James Thomas
2008
no award given
2007
Carolyn Barrett
2006
no award given
2005
Doug Crawford-Brown
2004
Jianwen Cai
2003
Michael Bowling
2002
Linda Adair
2001
Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Sandra Martin
2000
William Zelman
1999
Christine Jackson
1998
Arnold Kaluzny
1997
no award given
1996
Pranab K. Sen
1995
Allan B. Steckler
1994
Carl Shy
1993
Gerardo Heiss
1992
Gary Koch
1991
Al Tyroler
1990
Bonnie Rogers
1989
Victor Schoenbach
1988
William Herzog
1987
Brenda Devellis and Gary Rozier
1986
Earl Siegel and Morris Schaefer
1985
Lawrence L. Kupper
1984
James Watson Jr.
1983
Jo Anne Earp and Philip C. Singer
1982
Berton Kaplan and Charlene Ossler
1981
Patricia Z. Barry
1980
Norman F. Weatherly
1979
Leonard S. Rosenfeld
1977
John Larsh Jr. and David G. Kleinbaum
1978
Emil T. Chanlett
1976
John C. Cassel
1975
Roy R. Kuebler
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 Monday, March 4, 2019.

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.

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