The Distinguished Educator Award

The Distinguished Educator Award recognizes exemplary educators among the faculty of the Penn State College of Medicine. Award recipients become members of the Society of Distinguished Educators.

Nominees will have demonstrated exceptional scholarly work in medical and/or graduate education in one or more of the following areas:

  • Original educational research
  • Successful procurement of educational grants
  • Development and implementation of innovations in the curriculum
  • Development and implementation of innovations in teaching methodology or technique
  • Development and implementation of new assessment methods
  • Faculty development
  • Consistent awards for excellence as a teacher and role model
  • Leadership in education

The Distinguished Educator Awardees receive:

  • The Distinguished Educator title
  • Membership in the Society of Distinguished Educators
  • Gift of a medallion signifying the wearer as a Distinguished Educator
  • Recognition on the Distinguished Educator plaque
  • A $1,500 financial award to be used at the discretion of the Distinguished Educator
  • Free rental of academic regalia for Commencement

Additional Information:

The Distinguished Educators Award is supported by the Penn State Hershey Woodward Endowment Fund