Dr. Monika Baldridge, chair of the department of health and medicine and associate professor of physician assistant studies, who has been named the 2018 recipient of Carroll University’s Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence. This award was established in 1986 through a fund established by Norman and Louise Allhiser to recognize exceptional instruction by a member of the Carroll University faculty.
Dr. Baldridge has served many roles since joining the Carroll faculty in 2004. She is a prodigious scholar, with a robust research history proven through many published articles and presentations. She has been a faculty mentor to student researchers on eight Pioneer Scholar teams since 2008 and under her leadership, 15 of her students have received grants or awards at Tri-Beta (Biology Honors Society) conferences. In 2010, Dr. Baldridge was the 2010 recipient of the Benjamin F. Richason, Jr. Faculty Award.
Undergraduate and graduate student feedback emphasizes her excellence in the classroom: “Monika is one of the best professors I have ever had. I've never met another professor who knows the ins and outs of the material with such extensive knowledge before; she really is like a walking book of knowledge—incredible! Monika made difficult and sometimes monotonous material extremely interesting with her real-world applications that allow us to make connections and understand the material, more deeply. I've never learned more in a course.”
This award will be presented to Dr. Baldridge at Commencement on Saturday, May 12.