Riegelman Award for Excellence

The Riegelman Award is awarded annually to one full-time public health faculty member recognized for his or her excellence in undergraduate teaching. Named for Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Riegelman, the award is given to recognize superb faculty members who have garnered respect and enthusiasm from undergraduate students for demonstrating exceptional teaching.

Criteria for award

Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s outstanding contributions in:

  • Exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program;
  • Innovative teaching techniques using advanced technology;
  • Relationships with practice partners in the community;
  • Collaboration with other disciplines;
  • Relationships with CEPH-accredited graduate schools or programs of public health; and
  • Teacher evaluations by students.


Nominees must be full-time faculty with a primary appointment at a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health (view eligible schools and programs and eligible standalone baccalaureate programs), or an ASPPH Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network member program (view Network Directory).

Nomination Process

All nominations must contain the following materials:

  • Nominee and nominator contact information;
  • Overview statement of nominee’s contributions to undergraduate public health teaching excellence (limit 500 words);
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and
  • Two additional letters of support.

Award Details

  • $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Complimentary Registration for the Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit
  • Recognition at the Summit
  • One night accommodations at the host hotel
  • Travel Stipend

Application Dates

The nomination period for the 2020 cycle has closed.