Teaching Excellence Awards

Purpose

The purpose of AUPHA’s Teaching Excellence Awards is to recognize faculty from AUPHA member programs who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level. The Awards seek to honor, annually, AUPHA faculty across Faculty Forums who demonstrate teaching excellence within various disciplines that inspire and advance other faculty within AUPHA and beyond. Established in 2021, the first three Teaching Excellence Awards will focus on the following areas:
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Justice
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Health Policy
Nominee must have a formal faculty appointment in an AUPHA Full or Associate Member Program and must be responsible as the instructor-of-record for at least one course in the area for which they are being nominated.
  • Nominee must have five or more years of teaching experience in health administration and policy.
  • The nominee must be teaching in the academic year in which they are nominated.
  • Past awardees may not be nominated again in the area for which they have already been recognized.
  • Nominees must be a member of one of the three academic Faculty Forums listed below:

    Prize Winners

    Teaching Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Justice
    Sponsored by the "Better Together" coalition - the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE); the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE); the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE); and AUPHA

      2022
      Tami Swenson, PhD, Des Moines University.

    Teaching Excellence Award for Health Policy
    Sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA)

      2022
      Stephen Gambescia, PhD, Drexel University
      Allyson Hall, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Teaching Excellence Award for Healthcare Management and Leadership

      2022
      Laura McClelland, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University 
      Joy Volarich, MBA, MHA, FHFMA, The George Washington University.