Black Selected as Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award

SPAHP_Black_LisaLisa Black, DPT’06, associate professor and director of clinical education and residency programs in the Department of Physical Therapy has been selected as the 2019 Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship Award. This outstanding recognition highlights excellence based on “evidence of effective teaching.” The title is awarded to those who best practice scholarly teaching, clearly communicate the valuing of teaching as our core enterprise, and advance our efforts to be more competitive in state and national teaching award programs.

While Creighton has various teaching awards across campus, this all-University award recognizes excellence based on “evidence of effective teaching.” This University teaching award allows Creighton to model best practices in scholarly teaching, clearly communicates the valuing of teaching as our core enterprise, and advance our efforts to be more competitive in state and national teaching award programs.

During Founders’ Week Convocation on Feb. 5, Black will be recognized with this award. Rooted in our Carnegie campus conversations of the 1990s and our more recent Scholarship of Teaching and Learning initiatives, this award will mirror current and best practices in evaluating teaching as a scholarly endeavor.

Annually, up to two recipients will be chosen for the award.  The recipients of the award must: hold a full-time faculty appointment at the university; must be at least at the rank of Associate Professor; and must show a consistent commitment to the teaching mission and objectives of the University and one’s primary appointed department.

Learn more about the award and previous years recipients here.