Former Instructor of the Year

INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR, 2017-2018

2017-18

No Instructor of the Year Selected

INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR, 2016-2017

2017 Instructor of the Year: Eric Swirsky

Eric Swirsky

Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

College of Applied Health Sciences

The Instructor of the Year award is given annually to one of the many faculty members who teach our first-year Honors Core courses as well as our Honors Seminars for upperclassmen. . This year’s Instructor of the Year is Eric Swirsky, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Professor Swirsky teaches on topics including communication skills, professionalism, and ethics. His courses with the Honors College include Honors Seminars entitled, “How We Die: Bioethics and Legal Issues at the End of Life“ and “Every Day Ethics: Maintaining Personal Integrity in Life and Work.”

Professor Swirsky’s nominator, Jonathan Aniciete, had this to say: “Professor Swirsky has taught me many valuable lessons pertaining to the ethical issues that professionals face on a daily basis, particularly in health care…[beyond] the hard sciences and a student’s ability to comprehend and recall tough material, Professor Swirsky’s seminars have taught me that an important aspect to being a physician is being a good person.”