February 21, 2014 — Parker University recently presented Christopher Petrie, DC, an assistant professor of radiology at Parker University, with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award during its Second Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning. The award recognizes a Parker faculty member who has gone above and beyond in creating effective learning centered teaching.
Faculty submitted applications and digital demonstrations highlighting their efforts in four key areas: instructional strategies, learner-centered strategies, assessment strategies, and professional development.
A committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff reviewed the applicants and selected Petrie for the award.
“Parker’s faculty care deeply about us and they want the best for us,” said Levi Bowlin, student representative of the award committee. “And this is just one example of that.”
Petrie is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist. Prior to taking a full-time teaching position, he taught radiology as an adjunct professor while coordinating academic technology initiatives for Parker’s Information Services Department. Prior to his employment, he completed a residency in radiology at Parker University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Iowa.
“Chris proved to be innovative in the classroom and is extremely engaged in teaching and learning activities,” said Brian McAulay, DC, president of Parker University.
Source: Parker University