Dr. Martha C. Riddell, associate professor of health management and policy at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been named a Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. Dr. Riddell, who is also the director of the college’s Master of Health Administration program, was nominated for the honor by her students.
Graduate student in health administration and physician assistant studies “Dr. Riddell has a special way of relaying information in class that isn’t like any other I have experienced,” said MHA student Mr. Majd Jabbour. “She has broad knowledge in health management and public health. She engrained in us the qualities and skills required of a future healthcare leader. Her lectures are discussion-based and interactive in a way that makes students feel as if there isn’t a lecture taking place. Her charisma and method of teaching reflect a deep understanding, a person who has experienced what she preaches and not just reading off slides. I have rarely witnessed such caring, kindness and sincerity in advising and guiding. Priority goes to her students and they are always welcomed. She is always the first to arrive and the last to leave the college. She is truly a guardian of her students’ future. UK is very lucky to have her.”Friday Letter Submission, Publish on March 20