April 24, 2015
University of Kansas School of Nursing assistant professor Jill Peltzer, Ph.D., APRN-CS, has been selected to receive this year's Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award.
The selection was announced to faculty and staff Friday by Karen Miller, Ph.D., RN, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at KU Medical Center and dean of the School of Nursing.
"Congratulations Jill on being an inspiring educator," Miller said.
Peltzer, who joined the faculty in 2009, teaches several classes, including theory development and theory application in nursing science. She will receive the award at the 2015 School of Nursing Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
Peltzer is the 18th recipient of the Phyllis Keeney Lawrence Teaching Award, which recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates a superior record of teaching performance, makes significant contribution to curriculum development, and utilizes innovative approaches in teaching.
The family of Phyllis Keeney Lawrence, a 1990 graduate of the KU School of Nursing, established the award following her death. Her parents recalled their daughter saying, "Nurses will only be as good as the teachers from whom they learn."