PVM Faculty and Staff Among Purdue Personnel Recognized for Teaching and Instructional Support Efforts During Pandemic

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A total of 17 Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff members are among more than 240 individuals and teams of faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students being celebrated by the Teaching Academy and Office of the Provost at Purdue for their efforts in teaching and instructional support during the pandemic.  The honorees were selected by their academic or administrative unit to receive the Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support. Nominations were submitted by 65 units across campus.

The COVID-19 pandemic required extraordinary efforts by professors and instructors and the many people who support them. For this award recognizing such efforts, unit heads were asked to nominate individuals or teams for recognition of, among many things, creative teaching using multiple technologies, support and mentoring for new instructional adaptations, innovative teaching in special contexts, and safe and productive engagement and support of students during the pandemic.

Congratulations to the following PVM faculty and staff honored as award recipients in the categories listed below:

INNOVATION: For innovative and particularly effective use of multiple technologies in online instruction

  • Dr. Deepti Pillai — clinical assistant professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Dr. Craig Thompson — clinical associate professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Dr. Ahmed Hassan — visiting assistant professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Jeannine Henry, RVT — instructional technologist, Department of Veterinary Administration

IN-PERSON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: For creating safe, productive, and engaging in-person learning environments

  • Dr. Joanne Messick, — professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Dr. Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam — assistant professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology
  • Team of Dr. Stephanie Inoue, lecturer; Dr. Kellie McGrady, lecturer; Dr. Teresa Buchheit, lecturer; Danielle Buchanan, RVT, VTS (SAIM), Clinical Skills Laboratory manager; Jennifer Ashley, RVT, veterinary skills and competencies manager; Jeannine Henry, RVT, instructional technologist; and Cassandra Cords, BS, RVT, veterinary skills and competencies teaching technologist — Department of Veterinary Administration
  • Dr. Caroline Gillespie — clinical assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Jessica Ogden — clinical assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

OTHER: For providing other exceptional work related to teaching

  • Dr. Kari Ekenstedt — assistant professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Dianne Little — assistant professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Alyx Guadarrama — instructional designer, Department of Veterinary Administration

Additional categories in which Purdue individuals and teams were honored are:

MENTORING: For providing supportive mentoring of faculty colleagues regarding online teaching

STUDENT SUPPORT: For giving special attention to student inclusivity, engagement, and well-being

GRADUATE STUDENTS: For teaching assistants who are making exceptional efforts to support student learning through innovative and high-quality approaches to teaching

Click here to view a complete listing of the awardees.

Awardees from this first round are eligible to nominate themselves for a competitive Round 2 of the Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic. For Round 2, a subcommittee of the Teaching Academy will review all nomination forms and select 20-25 awardees from the pool for further recognition and a small honorarium. All individuals listed as First Round award recipients should have received an email with directions for Round 2. For questions, contact Kristina Bross at bross@purdue.edu or Rachael Kenney at rhkenney@purdue.edu.


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