Three members of the School of Health Professions faculty are recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University of Kansas.
The honorees from the School of Health Professions include: Paul Bennetts, Ph.D., CRNA, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education; Susan Jackson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech; and Wen Liu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Also being honored from the University of Kansas Medical Center is Thomas Fahrbach, associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology in the School of Medicine.
The award winners will be honored Aug. 17 as part of the KU Teaching Faculty Summit in Lawrence.
Bennetts, who earned his nurse anesthesia degree in 1989 and his doctorate in 2013 from KU, serves as the department's director of research. He became a member of the faculty in 2007 after working nine years at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving on active duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.
Jackson has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Hearing and Speech since 1992, after earning her doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. The courses she teaches include language disorders of adults and dysarthria/apraxia. She also serves on several committees within the school.
Liu has been a member of the KU Medical Center faculty since 1999. He teaches in both the doctor of physical therapy and doctoral programs in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.