Academy for Scholarship in Education


Welcome to the Academy, a school within the School of Medicine. It offers resources for professional development ─ training, educational inquiry and evaluations ─ to departments, small groups and individuals. The Academy ensures members have access to the tools they need to be successful educators and researchers.

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  • To advance SIU to the forefront of the nation in medical education innovation & research
  • To foster the collaboration of faculty from all disciplines to the benefit of the organization, as well as provide a support network for people who choose to work in medical education
  • To provide evidence-based information that will inform and improve SIU’s medical school curriculum
  • To recognize and reward excellence in teaching and evaluation, educational research, educational leadership, and the development of enduring educational materials. 

Meet the Director

Dr. Boyung Suh is a Co-Director of Professional Development at cHOP as well as the Director of the Academy for Scholarship in Education at SIU School of Medicine.

He earned a Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development at the University of Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Organizations and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Before, he worked with World Vision Korea as a corporate strategy manager and also worked with LG Electronics as an overseas marketing manager.

Meet the Assistant Director

Dr. Andrew Sanghyun Lee is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Assistant Director of the Academy for Scholarship in Education at SIU School of Medicine.

Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Human Resource Development, as well as an M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignHis previous experience includes research roles as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SIU School of Medicine and administrative roles, involving project management and organizational leadership across diverse sectors like the Republic of Korea Army, Human Resource Development Service of Korea, and Boston Consulting Group.

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Key initiatives

  • Medical Education Workshop Series for Faculty, Learner and Staff Development
  • Multi-institutional Faculty Development Programs
  • Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium 
  • Problem Based Workshop
  • Collaboration and Consultation on Teaching, Education Research and Program Evaluation
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  • Department of Medical Education at SIU
  • Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP) at SIU 
  • Central Group on Education Affairs (CGEA) at AAMC
  • Rush University, Rosalind Franklin University and SIU Collaboration 
  • University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) 

Latest articles

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Teachers & learners share stories, receive recognition at education symposium

SIU’s Academy for Scholarship in Education hosted the 13th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on April 13 on the Springfield campus.
Learners in Lyon

Learners in Lyon

In spring 2022, two SIU medical students were given an early teaching opportunity that was hard to resist: the invitation to present research at a medical education conference in Lyon, France.
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Scientific Research Showcased at Technology, Innovation Expo

Investors and researchers gathered at the Chicago Merchandise Mart on Oct. 10 for a look at how SIU technologies are making an impact on worldwide health and wellness. Presentations at the 2019 SIU