College of Health Sciences


Outstanding Teaching Excellence

It's an exciting place to study – small classes taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty who are scientists and researchers involved in projects that make a difference to people's lives throughout the world. Faculty accolades include:

Kay Doyle_optProf. Doyle Earns UMass President's Public Service Award 
Prof. Kay Doyle grew up in a time when many women didn't attend college and even fewer pursued careers in the sciences. But from an early age, Doyle was intrigued by science. It helped her find ways to make the world a better place. She was recently recognized for enhancing lives through developing strong partnerships between science and people with the UMass President's Public Service award that honors faculty who have provided exemplary public service to the Commonwealth.

"My work in a public university is important to my life as an educator and member of this community, where I can make a difference in students' lives."  
Prof. Kay Doyle 
Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Department 

geiser_ken_opt Ken Geiser Awarded University Professorship 
Known worldwide as a visionary environmental policy expert, Prof. Ken Geiser of Work Environment was awarded the honor of "University Professor," the most esteemed title bestowed on a faculty member. The honor is conferred specifically for excellence in teaching, research and service. He served as the director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell from 1990 until 2003. He currently co-directs the University's Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. 

"I always try to encourage my students to question what is given, to dream of better solutions, and to find in themselves the capacity to make a more just and sustainable world."
Prof. Ken Geiser
Work Environment Department

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