The Exemplary Educator Award, established in 2022 by the Academy of Educators, recognizes a faculty member who is actively building a legacy as an educator through contributions in one or more domains of education and mentorship.

2022 Exemplary Educator Award Recipients

Amanda Emke, MD, MHPE
Patricia Kao, MD, MHPE, MS
Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA

Submission Deadline: To be announced

Nomination review criteria: criteria matrix

Exemplary Educator Nomination Requirements

Before submitting your nomination, please review the following information to assist you in submitting an appropriate nomination.

  • Nominees are current faculty at Washington University.
  • Nominees have at least 6 years as faculty in an academic teaching setting. Academic appointments held prior to joining Washington University may be included.
  • The brief statement of qualifications should include how the nominee’s contributions align with the criteria matrix.
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Nominee’s Clinician-Educator Portfolio (CEP) or a Summary of Educational Activities
  • Two individual faculty members must be listed who are willing to write a structured letter of support validating the nominee’s contributions. The nominator may list themselves as a letter writer. One letter must be submitted at the time of initial nomination.
  • Supplementary documentation examples can be provided if relevant and available.
Selection Committee: Academy of Educators Awards Subcommittee

Megan Wren, MD (Chair)

Suzie Thibodeaux, MD (Vice-Chair)

Michael Awad, MD

Steven Cheng, MD

Koong-Nah Chung, PhD

Erika Crouch, MD, PhD

Shelby Dickison, MD

Laura Hall, MD

Nigar Kirmani, MD

Steve Lawrence, MD

Michelle Miller-Thomas, MD

Nathan Olafsen, MD

Bethany Sacks, MD

Sharlene Teefey, MD