Dr. Doubleday receives Jon Daniel Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Alison Doubleday on receiving the 2014 Jon Daniel Teaching Award. This award confers upon her the distinction as a Jon Daniel Teaching Scholar.
Dr. Doubleday’s vision, organizational skills, and important work in designing and implementing the new curriculum were all cited as impetus for her nomination. Noted for her dedication to revitalizing the anatomy curriculum, Dr. Doubleday was instrumental in developing many new teaching tools including SoftChalk, use of iPads and videos in anatomy lab. Dr. Doubleday’s commitment to the COD’s academic mission and availability to both students and colleagues make her an outstanding choice for this award. Dr. Doubleday acknowledges that,"learning is a complex process and students approach this process differently. In order to give students the help they need, it's not enough for a teacher to be a content expert, teachers must be patient, creative and supportive."
The Daniel Award was established in 2010 in memory of longtime Oral Biology faculty member Dr. Jon Daniel, to honor instructors making exemplary contributions to UIC dental students education. The award honors many of Dr. Daniels' qualities, including, the ability to engage students' interest and curiosity, to motivate and challenge students and to respond to student needs. Dr. Daniel passed away in 2009.