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Susan Renz, DNP, Wins 2017 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty

The Advanced Senior Lecturer in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences is one of only two recipients of this award across the entire University.

Susan Renz, DNP, has been with the School since 1988 serving in multiple roles from part-time clinical preceptor to her current role as Program Director of the Adult Health and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program which is consistently ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Highly respected by both her faculty colleagues and students, she is well known for her exceptional teaching and mentoring talents. These have been demonstrated through her creativity in using traditional and innovative teaching techniques to support learning while retaining the highest standards of teaching quality. She relays complex subject matter in a clear and entertaining way resulting in students who are fully engaged. In addition to her students, Renz is a wonderful role model for her faculty encouraging them to attain the highest standards in teaching and scholarship.

With a commitment to insuring she is fully equipped to incorporate inquiry, practice, and scholarship in her teaching, Renz recently finished her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree and is in the process of completing her PhD. For her exceptional teaching abilities, she was the recipient of the School of Nursing’s Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016.

Renz will receive her award at the Lindback Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Houston Hall’s Class of 1949 Room.