International Educator of the Year Awards 2021

The International Educator of the Year Awards honors the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff to the internationalization of the University of Florida and the impact of those contributions on students, international partners, and university stakeholders.

The University of Florida International Center presents the 2021 International Educator of the Year Awards to:

  • Senior Faculty Category
    Dr. Jason K. Blackburn
    University Term Professor, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Geography and Emerging Pathogens Institute, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
     
  • Junior Faculty Category
    Dr. Elizabeth Ashley Wood
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Public Health Outreach, Environmental and Global Health Department, College of Public Health and Health Professions
     
  • Staff Category
    Caroline Martins
    Academic Advisor, College of Journalism and Communications

We also congratulate our staff and faculty nominees who are recognized as winners in their respective UF colleges and departments:

International Educators Awardees by College – Senior Faculty

  • Dr. Jason K. Blackburn, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Harvey Wei Ming Chim, College of Medicine
  • Dr. Samira H. Daroub, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • John Freeman, College of Journalism and Communications
  • Dr. Ahmed Helmy, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Dr. Heather Ray, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Mathews Paret, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Christopher Silver, College of Design, Construction, and Planning
  • Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, College of the Arts

International Educators Awardees by College – Junior Faculty

  • Dr. Torben K. Becker, College of Medicine
  • Dr. Christina Boucher, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Dr. Paul Fulda, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Dori Griffin, College of the Arts
  • Dr. Young Gu Her, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Diba Mani, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Dr. Crystal Marull, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jason von Meding, College of Design, Construction, and Planning
  • Dr. Robin Theresa Petroze, College of Medicine
  • Dr. Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Dr. Elizabeth Ashley Wood, College of Public Health and Health Professions

International Educator Nominees – Staff

  • Joshua Alter, Levin College of Law
  • Adrienne Lesly Cook, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Caroline Martins, College of Journalism and Communications