Dental Education Association Recognizes Creighton’s Neil S. Norton
Neil S. Norton, Ph.D., president of the Creighton University Faculty, has earned the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/GlaxoSmithKline Sensodyne Excellence in Teaching Award.
The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate exemplary standards and promote excellence in dental education through scholarship and innovation and show a clear commitment to excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The ADEA’s selection criteria include a commitment to principles of lifelong learning, a demonstrated creativity in curriculum design or innovations in the delivery of education to students, motivation of students to study and master subject matter, reputation among peers as an excellent educator, exemplary mentoring skills, student-centered approach to education that shows concern for growth and development, identifiable impact on student learning, and demonstrated creativity in curriculum design or innovations in the delivery of education to students.
Norton is an associate professor of oral biology in the Creighton School of Dentistry.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Creighton’s prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Teaching Achievement, the highest teaching recognition offered by the university. Norton has written numerous articles on anatomical topics related to dentistry.