Julie Preskitt honored for excellence in teaching

School of Public Health

Alumna Dr. Preskitt along with eleven faculty from various schools have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. Julie Preskitt, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy whose research focuses on child and maternal health. Students say she expertly conveys the theoretical foundations of her field and teaches the skills necessary for success.

Students appreciate Preskitt’s true enjoyment of teaching: “Dr. Preskitt views it as an honor and a privilege to teach future maternal and child-health leaders,” one said.

They also admire Preskitt’s dedication to mentorship and service; many wrote in recommendation letters about her recognition of their potential and the opportunities she provided them through assistantships or practicums. “Through the opportunities that she continues to provide for me,” one student wrote,” I truly feel that I have found my life’s work.”

Dr. Preskitt along with eleven faculty from various schools have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. They will be recognized during the annual Faculty Convocation to be held 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the UAB Alumni House. 

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