Dr. Michelle Green, assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, was recently awarded the Campbell University 2019 D.P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr. Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Green was selected by the University Faculty Development and Research Committee from submissions from across the University for her outstanding achievements.
In their congratulatory message to Dr. Green, the Committee stated, “The aim of the award is to give faculty members from across the University, both graduate and undergraduate, a chance to recognize the good work and outstanding achievements of our colleagues. We are proud of your work and honored to call you a colleague. Campbell University is a better place because of your presence.”
“Passionate precision is the best description for Dr. Green’s approach to teaching,” said a peer of Dr. Green. “An immersion in contemporary teaching methods including a variety of active learning methods, reflective learning, concept mapping, and active feedback and discussion of cases or patient presentations are some of Dr. Green’s techniques. She spends countless hours developing methods to connect with students in order to ensure engagement with content in a meaningful way that promotes retention.”
“Dr. Green’s ability to engage and connect with her students is unique and unlike any other,” said one of Dr. Green’s students. She promotes a relaxed atmosphere for learning and allows us as students to become interested in the lecturer, which is useful as she transitions to the material for the day.”
Dr. Green was honored at the annual faculty/staff picnic and presented with a commemorative trophy and cash prize.