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 from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health (View eligible schools and programs and eligible standalone baccalaureate programs). The faculty member’s primary appointment must be in a CEPH-accredited school, program, or standalone baccalaureate program. The awardee does not have to be faculty at an ASPPH-member institution, only CEPH-accreditation is required.

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 CV; and
  • Up to two additional letters of support.

Application Dates

Nominations for 2019 will be accepted beginning in late summer 2018.