2014 WINNERS • EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Dr. Sara Al-Dahir
Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Dr. Al-Dahir , a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, has a strong commitment to teaching and student learning. While working with students in a trauma intensive care unit, she focuses on ethical practices as she prepares future pharmacists for the types of situations that they will face. Students have commented on her availability and her compassion, with one student saying, "she breaks complicated matters down so that each student can meaningfully learn concepts and practices." In her desire for the continuous improvement characteristic of an exceptional teacher, Dr. Al-Dahir participates regularly in programs sponsored by Xavier's Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Dr. Lisa Schulte-Gipson
Department of Psychology
Dr. Schulte-Gipson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Schulte-Gipson strives to provide students with a learning environment that involves high standards that are integrated into a nurturing and supportive classroom environment. Students and colleagues comment on her approachability and effectiveness as a teacher. Dr. Schulte-Gipson expects her students – no matter what the course or what the level – to make a sincere attempt to understand and contemplate the material before they ask questions. At the end of each semester, she studies the effectiveness of her various teaching innovations to ensure that any change she makes improves her teaching effectiveness.