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Excellence in Teaching Award

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Each year students enrolled at the USF College of Public Health nominate faculty members for the COPH Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is presented annually by the Public Health Student Association, during the college’s National Public Health Week ceremony.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is bestowed to one faculty member who has made major contributions to student development, as well as to the quality of education within their department and the college as a whole. Nominations are accepted from all undergraduates and graduate students in the college.

To nominate a faculty member, COPH graduate and undergraduate students must submit a completed nomination form in advance of the deadline. Students are asked to provide examples that illustrate the manner in which the faculty member created an outstanding learning environment. After completing the form, students should:
  • Save the file 
  • Name it “COPH Excellence in Teaching Award” 
  • Email it to Public Health Student Association President Jennifer Bullard at
The nomination deadline is Monday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m

Excellence in Teaching Awardees

2023 Patrick Rodriguez, MSPH, CPH
2022 Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA
2021 Joseph Bohn, Jr., PhD, MBA
2020 Elizabeth A. Dunn, MPH, CPH
2019 Anna Armstrong, PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES
2018 Zachary Pruitt, PhD, MHA
2017 Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA
2016 Jaime Corvin, PhD
2015 Etienne E. Pracht, PhD
2014 James A. Mortimer, PhD
2013 Russell Kirby, PhD, MS
2012 Donna Haiduven, PhD, RN, CIC and Timothy Boaz, PhD
2011 Heather G. Stockwell, ScD
2010 Dennis E. Kyle, PhD
2009 Elizabeth Barnett Pathak
2008 Jaime Corvin, PhD