The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNCG’s Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive a 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will receive the medal at the May Commencement ceremony.
The associate professor joined the Department of Public Health Education in 2001. She is also a research fellow with the Center for New North Carolinians. Morrison’s research is guided by the principles of cultural competence and community engagement, and grounded in ecological frameworks of disease occurrence, management and prevention.
“Sharon Morrison is a highly valued faculty member whose work exemplifies the best of UNC Greensboro,” said Dr. Dana Dunn, provost and executive vice chancellor. “She brings strong community-engaged research together with outstanding instruction and mentoring.”
Morrison is one of 17 award recipients who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. The faculty members were nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Personnel and Tenure.