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NDSU pharmacy faculty member named Emerging Teaching Scholar

July 16, 2018 – Fargo, North Dakota – Jeanne Frenzel, PhD and associate professor in pharmacy practice at NDSU, is one of just five Emerging Teaching Scholars in the U.S. selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

photo of Dr. Jeanne FrenzelCriteria for the national award include: at least three scholarly works related to teaching and learning accepted in peer reviewed forums; serving as primary author or creator of at least two scholarly works related to teaching and learning; and no 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:  projects to enhance 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; and 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 AACP 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 AACP. 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.

About AACP
According to its website, AACP is the national organization for excellence in pharmacy education. It represents all accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy, including 6,600 faculty members, 63,800 students enrolled in professional programs and 4,800 individuals pursuing graduate study. https://www.aacp.org/  

About the NDSU School of Pharmacy
The mission of the NDSU School of Pharmacy in the College of Health Professions is to educate students and practitioners, advance research and scholarship, deliver quality patient care, and provide service to the profession. As a student focused, land grant, research university, we serve our citizens. www.ndsu.edu/pharmacy


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