Marc Fey, Ph.D., a professor in the KU Department of Hearing and Speech, received the 2013 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award at the School of Health Professions Student Recognition Ceremony May 18, 2013.
Fey, who received his doctorate from the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences in 1981 from Purdue University, has contributed to numerous journals and publications and authored three books on language intervention. He has served as the director of the Children's Language Laboratory at KU Medical Center for more than 20 years.
Fey's primary areas of research include early speech and language intervention, the prediction and prevention of early written language problems and the development of children's narrative abilities.
Stata Norton, Ph.D.
For the past 28 years, the School of Health Professions has honored the late Dr. Stata Norton through the annual Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award. An internationally recognized pharmacologist, Dr. Norton was esteemed by students and colleagues who recognized her passion for improving clinical practice through application of research principles and evidence supporting quality improvement. She was former dean of the School of Health Professions (1980-1984), a faculty member in the KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, and professor emeritus of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics in the KU School of Medicine.
Students and faculty in the KU School of Health Professions vote to determine who will receive the award, which recognizes faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching and have made an outstanding contribution to their profession.
The University of Kansas School of Health Professions is located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., and offers more than 25 academic programs in health care fields. The School is recognized for its highly ranked educational programs as well as the significant research and clinical service it provides in support of the local community and the State of Kansas.