J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educators
SIU School of Medicine faculty members are often recognized for their innovative teaching, student- and patient-centered approach, commitment to educational research, and development of effective curricula. Each year, the Academy for Scholarship in Education (ASE) selects an exemplary faculty member as the J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educator Award.
To earn this prestigious honor, a faculty member must demonstrate excellence as an educator including exemplary teaching and facilitation of problem-based learning, use of innovative educational techniques, contributions to medical education research, and development of curriculum. An Outstanding Educator not only influences teaching and learning here at SIU School of Medicine and in the surrounding community, but also impacts medical teaching and learning on a national level.
The Educator of the Year Award is named the J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educator Award in honor of J. Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD., professor and dean emeritus who was dean and provost from 2001to 2015.
Dorsey has served in numerous leadership roles during his nearly 40-year career at SIU School of Medicine. He was one of the first faculty members hired in 1973 and taught the medical school's charter class as a biochemistry professor in Carbondale. He has been a researcher, educator, student, clinician, administrator and dean and provost. He is the first dean to hold a medical degree from SIU School of Medicine (1978) and only the third dean in the medical school's 45-year history. His present interests include promoting empathy and professionalism in the culture of health care institutions. He completed an internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship (1983) at the University of Iowa, a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Johns Hopkins University (1973), and he earned a doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin (1968).
FACULTY AWARD WINNERS
Karen Broquet, MD Graduate Medical Education
Wendi El-Amin, MD FCM
Diana Sarko, PhD Department of Anatomy
Vidya Sundareshan, MD Infectious Disease
Vidya Prakash, MD Internal Medicine
Laurie Ryznyk PA Program
John P. Sutyak, EdM MD, FACS ER/Trauma
Heeyoung Han, PhD Department of Medical Education
Anna Cianciolo, PhD Department of Medical Education
Lisabeth DiLalla, PhD FCM
John Mellinger, MD Surgery
Bradley Schwartz, DO, FACS Surgery - Urology
Shelley Tischkau, PhD MMICB and Pharmacology
Gary Rull, MD Internal Medicine
Stephen M. Soltys, MD Psychiatry
Tracy Lower, MD Pediatrics
Gary Dunnington, MD Surgery
Sue Hingle, MD Internal Medicine
Donald M. Caspary, Phd Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Amy Arai, PhD Pharmacology
David Rogers, MD, MHPE Surgery - Pediatrics
Shirley McGlinn, M.S. MEDPREP
Michael Neumeister, MD Surgery - Plastics
James M. Daniels II, MD FCM