The student-nominated Teaching Innovation Awards honor faculty members who inspire students; enhance student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and/or support student success in the classroom and student growth as public health professionals. The awards recognize one early-to-mid-career faculty member from each department/program who improves the learning environment by integrating new technologies and applications and introducing/incorporating interactive activities, creative methods and innovative curriculum ideas into the classroom.

The teaching innovation initiative developed out of the School’s SPH2020 efforts and through a teaching and learning task force held at the School in 2011. The task force recommended identifying, encouraging and rewarding high-quality, creative teaching and supporting faculty who are early adopters of curriculum innovations.

A $500 prize is intended to help each winner advance his or her educational development in teaching and learning. Additionally, the department with the highest response rate will receive a $150 donation to their student government.

Gillings students only may submit a nomination online via Qualtrics survey. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Previous Recipients

2020-2021 Awardees

Christy Avery, PhD, Associate Professor, EPID
Elizabeth Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor, HB
W. Oscar Fleming, DrPH, Assistant Professor, MCH
Michael Love, PhD, Assistant Professor, BIOS
Tamarie Macon, PhD, Assistant Professor, PHLP
Cleo Samuel-Ryals, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, HPM
Courtney Woods, PhD, Assistant Professor, ESE

2019-2020 Awardees

Yuchao Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, BIOS
Susan Helm-Murtagh, DrPH, Assistant Professor, HPM
Meg Landfried, MPH, Assistant Professor and MPH Practicum Director, HB
Stephanie Martin, PhD, Assistant Professor, NUTR
Aimee McHale, JD, MSPH, Assistant Professor, PHLP
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, Assistant Professor, MCH
Kimberly Powers, PhD, Associate Professor, EPID
William Vizuete, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE

2018-2019

Seema Agrawal, EdD, Clinical Assistant Professor, NUTR
Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Assistant Professor, HB
Benjamin Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, HPM
Alyssa Mansfield Damon, PhD, Assistant Professor, HPM
Karin Yeatts, PhD, Associate Professor, EPID
Dana Rice, DrPH, Assistant Professor, PHLP
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, Assistant Professor, MCH
Feng-Chang Lin, PhD, Associate Professor, BIOS
Marc Serre, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE

2017-2018

Carolyn Crump, PhD, Associate Professor, HB
Amanda Holliday, MS, Assistant Professor, NUTR
Whitney Robinson, PhD, Assistant Professor, EPID
Kathy Roggenkamp, MA, Research Instructor, BIOS
Meghan Shanahan, PhD, Assistant Professor, MCH
Jason Surratt, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
Justin Trogdon, PhD, Associate Professor, HPM
Vaughn Upshaw, DrPH, EdD, Professor, PHLP

2016-2017

Gustavo Angeles, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, MCH
Lori Evarts, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, PHLP
Jane Monaco, DrPH, Clinical Associate Professor, BIOS
Sonia Napravnik, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, EPID
Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, HB
Marc Serre, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
Janice Sommers, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, NUTR
Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management and Chair, HPM

2015-2016

Geni Eng, DrPH, Professor, HB
Amy Herring ScD, Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair, BIOS
Amanda Holliday, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, NUTR
Brian Pence, PhD, Associate Professor, EPID
Anna Schenck, PhD, Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public Health Leadership Program; Director, North Carolina Institute for Public Health: Associate Dean for Practice
Christine Tucker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, MCH
Howard Weinberg, PhD, Associate Professor, ESE
Aimee McHale Wayling, JD, MSPH, Adjunct Instructor, HPM

2014-2015

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

2013-2014

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

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

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