Getz, Greene, Greives, and Knapp recognized for excellence by colleagues.
Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington recently announced its 2020 Trustee Teaching Awards recipients. The award honors faculty members who have made positive contributions in teaching, mentoring, and pedagogy during the 2020 calendar year.
The winners for 2020 include Applied Health Science Clinical Associate Professor Deb Getz, Applied Health Science Assistant Professor Alison Greene, Applied Health Science Lecturer Melissa Greives, and Health & Wellness Design Clinical Assistant Professor Julie Knapp.
"The 2020 Trustee Teaching Award winners are evaluated by their peers," explains Executive Associate Dean and Kinesiology Professor Carrie Docherty. "It's not something that is awarded by us in the Dean's Office. Their peers have evaluated and recognized them for their work."
For instance, Dr. Julie Knapp was honored in part for her dedication to mentoring Department of Health & Wellness Design majors. "She is a champion of involving students in professional conferences through presentations and planning and conducting events such as the Executive Development Program for practicing professionals in recreation and parks," notes Department of Health & Wellness Design Professor and Interim Department Chair Sarah J. Young. "As the coordinator of our internship course, she gets to know the majority of our majors and helps them to make the transition from student to professional practitioner."
Regarding the winners from the Department of Applied Health Science, Department Chair and Professor Eric Walsh-Buhi says, "Drs. Getz and Greene, and Ms. Greives, exemplify the best about our teachers in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Drs. Getz and Greene in Human Development and Family Studies and Ms. Greives in the area of nutrition and dietetics. They all 'walk the talk', modeling compassion for each other and for our students, and even weaving self-care into the curriculum. Drs. Getz and Greene, and Ms. Greives teach large and important courses for the Department and still manage to earn strong course evaluations from students…even during a continued global COVID-19 pandemic. I am grateful for their presence as faculty members in the Department!"
"Having the opportunity to review and learn about all of the amazing things that our faculty are doing in the classroom—and then celebrating those individuals who eventually are acknowledged—makes this a really rewarding part of the year," Docherty concludes.