Creative Teaching Awards

The Creative Teaching Awards recognize University of Georgia faculty for excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching methods to improve student learning. These awards are presented annually by the Office of Instruction to encourage instructional excellence.

2022 Creative Teaching Awards recipients


Jillian Bohlen
Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Science
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Keith L. Dougherty
Professor, Political Science
School of Public and International Affairs

Jennifer L. Gay
Associate Professor,  Health Promotion and Behavior
College of Public Health

Amanda Rugenski
Odum School of Ecology


  • Must be a  full-time faculty member, including tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty.
  • Demonstrated innovation in teaching and successful outcomes, such as innovative use of technology, pedagogy that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom, or creative implementation of material subject matter that has significantly improved student learning outcomes.
  • Creative teaching practices could have taken place during last school year. 



Nominations are now closed for 2023.

  • Nominations for 2021 will open in fall 2022 and may be submitted by any faculty member, dean, or department head. Nominations should include name, department and rank of the nominee, along with a brief statement (approximately 300 words) explaining why the nominee should be considered for a Creative Teaching Award. Send nominations and any questions to or via campus mail to:

Creative Teaching Awards
Office of the Vice President for Instruction
308 New College

  • Nominees will be selected by a committee appointed within the Office of Instruction.
  • Awards will be announced in February 2023.


  • Award recipients will be recognized at the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet during Honors Week in April 2023 and celebrated through various university marketing efforts.
  • Each recipient will receive a cash award that may be used in further innovative teaching efforts or at their own discretion.