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GPH Director Receives Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

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Dr. Lis Maring (middle), director of the Global Public Health Scholars program, poses with Dean William Cohen, associate provost and dean for Undergraduate Studies, and Samantha Miller, one of the students who nominated her for the Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies. PHOTO: Thai Nguyen

Dr. Lis Maring, director of the Global Public Health Scholars program, has received the 2022 Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies. The Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Maryland each year recognizes two faculty members for excellence in teaching: one for a faculty member teaching in an Undergraduate Studies program, which includes College Park Scholars and other living–learning programs on campus, and one for a faculty member teaching in a General Education Program.

Maring was nominated for her work in “FMSC110S: Families and Global Health,” one of the required courses for the Global Public Health Scholars curriculum. She was nominated by two GPH Scholars alumni, Sara Miller and Matthew Mathai, and a current GPH Scholar, Samantha Miller.

“[Dr. Maring] was absolutely amazing at presenting the material in a way that was both engaging and challenged my own way of thinking and interpretation,” wrote Mathai in his nomination letter. “[She] consistently tailored her teaching around the individual student and made sure that I was well versed with the material, along with the majority of other students, before moving on.”

Maring was recognized at the Undergraduate Studies Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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