Melissa Holland, vice chair of Curriculum & Education Development and associate professor of Clinical Research, was honored with the 2019 CPHS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. CPHS Dean, Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD), nominated Dr. Holland for this prestigious award.
In his nomination letter to University Provost Mark L. Hammond, Adams cited her instrumental role in curriculum design for both the Bachelors of Clinical Research (BSCR) and the Masters in Clinical Research (MSCR) programs and how she continues to be involved in the evolution of the curriculum to ensure “Campbell University graduates continue to possess exemplary academic and professional skills and are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service in the dynamic environment of Clinical Research.”
In addition, Dean Adams comments on Dr. Holland’s role as mentor to students during their capstone research projects, which have been presented at regional and national conferences as well as printed in publications. “She develops inspiring relationships with her students in both the seated classroom and virtual environment. She is continually developing her skills as an educator and makes classwork a stimulating experience for the students.”
“Dr. Holland devotes large amounts of time to perform this endeared aspect of education, and it is shaping the intellectual, moral, and social lives of students that will soon become our future leaders. Dr. Holland is an exemplary example of the qualities recognized by the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.”