Student Government Association Executive Council Announces 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

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The Student Government Association Executive Council has honored outstanding teachers in each of the six colleges at UTHSC with 2020 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced the 2020 winners for its Excellence in Teaching Awards. Faculty members from each college are chosen by their students to receive the awards, which are among the highest of faculty honors that can be received on campus.

“UTHSC is fortunate to have so many wonderful faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching,” said Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at UTHSC. “We are pleased to honor these special faculty members for their extraordinary efforts in service to the educational mission. Our students benefit from having these honorees in the classroom, clinic and laboratory.”

Awards are also vetted by each college’s SGAEC representative. Two faculty members are selected from each college through a nomination and voting process. Winners received a plaque and a $2,500 stipend.

The 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award winners are:

College of Dentistry

William R. Callahan, III, DDS, vice chair, assistant professor, and director of group leaders in the Department of General Dentistry

Bruce Hamilton, DDS, associate professor in the Department of General Dentistry

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Max Fletcher, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Kevin W. Freeman, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics

 College of Health Professions

Steven Doettl, AuD, CCC-A, clinical associate professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

Anita Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy

College of Medicine

Mark A. Miller, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry

Balaji Krishnaiah, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology

College of Nursing

Christie Cavallo, MSN, RN, instructor in the BSN Programs

Anita Settles-Seymore, MSN, RN, instructor in the BSN Programs

 College of Pharmacy

Hassan Almoazen, PhD, associate professor and director of Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD and Dual Degree PharmD/PhD Programs

Kirk Hevener, PhD, PharmD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences