NDSU’s Jeanne Frenzel wins national award
Published July 2018
NDSU’s Jeanne Frenzel is one of just five Emerging Teaching Scholars in the U.S. selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She is associate professor in pharmacy practice.
Criteria for the national award include:
- three scholarly works related to teaching and learning accepted in peer reviewed forums
- primary author or creator of at least two scholarly works related to teaching and learning
- more than 8 years since first their publicly available scholarly work as a faculty member in the field of teaching and learning
Frenzel’s work as part of a team of pharmacy practice faculty includes:
- enhancing pharmacy students’ knowledge about medication errors and patient safety
- measuring health care students’ competence in treating adult cardiac arrest and attitudes toward inter-professional learning
- developing educational gaming to teach pharmacy students skills in self-care and disease state management
The Emerging Teaching Scholar award highlights innovation that includes intentional activity and structured creativity to make education better. Ideas applied must be different, cutting edge or novel. Faculty members who receive awards must use experimental design to systematically study educational questions and exhibit teaching excellence.
“This selection by your peers signifies their recognition of you as a gifted teacher, scholar and academic leader,” said Michelle Assa-Eley, director of education for the association in the award notification letter to Frenzel.
One award reviewer noted, “She has a clear commitment to teaching excellence…a scholarly approach to teaching…and an impressive publication and presentation history.”
Frenzel previously received a Laboratory and Teaching Excellence award from the association. At NDSU, Frenzel has received the Mary J. Berg Award for Excellence in Teaching, an award for Excellence in Course Assessment from the Office of Teaching and Learning, the Peltier Award for Innovative Teaching, and was named a Faculty Preceptor of the Year.
She will receive the national Innovation in Teaching Award and be recognized as an Emerging Teaching Scholar by the Council of Faculties at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting on July 23 in Boston.
Frenzel received her bachelor’s of science degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and microbiology from NDSU. She has a doctorate degree in pharmacy and doctor of philosophy in adult and occupational education from NDSU. Her dissertation is titled “A Critical Analysis of the Entrepreneurial Orientation, Trait Emotional Intelligence, and Entrepreneurial Services Offered by Pharmacists in the Upper Midwest.”