Elaine Coleman, DVM, Ph.D., an associate professor in Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. The university made the announcement in early December.
“Dr. Elaine Coleman is a truly worthy recipient of the Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching,” said Calvin Johnson, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “She demonstrates teaching excellence through a deep personal commitment to student learning in a manner that confers a high level of self confidence in the application of knowledge toward clinical situations.”
Dr. Coleman teaches veterinary anatomy and neuroscience to first-year veterinary students in the college’s Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology.
“I consider Dr. Coleman to be the best and most effective faculty member I’ve had the privilege to work with,” said Edward Morrison, Ph.D., head of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology. “Dr. Coleman demonstrates a profound knowledge of science that enables her to effectively span basic and clinical sciences. Her professionalism, dedication, style and method instill the life-long learning traits in the student that is the ultimate goal of all teachers.
“Students respond to her challenge — and she sets the bar high — and reap the benefits of learning and understanding a complex subject matter as well as respect for the profession and their colleagues.”
Dr. Coleman will be honored at the Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence ceremony in early 2016.