Graduate students name Russell Kirby Outstanding Professor of the Year
“He is 100% dedicated to students and the school, and his contributions make the College of Public Health stand out.”
“… even after the semester is over, he still makes himself available to help with article publication and other academic assistance.”
“He is also active in organizations, events, and activities to support and contribute to the growth and development of the college.”
He is Russell Kirby, PhD, the 2013 Outstanding Professor of the Year in the USF College of Public Health.
Sponsored by the Public Health Student Association (PHSA), the award is presented annually in conjunction with National Public Health Week. In a college ceremony on April 3, PHSA President Caitlin Gordon shared news of Dr. Kirby’s “unwavering commitment to student development and success” with highlights from his nomination letters.
“This professor goes above and beyond to ensure that his students are learning and experiencing success.”
“He always includes topics of interest in his classroom discussions and engages his students in the learning process.”
Dr. Russell Kirby is a professor and the Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health. He directs the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program, advises the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization, and is an active participant in many student activities.
Doctoral candidate Jennifer Marshall, MPH, shared, “Dr. Kirby’s caring, collegial and compassionate presence in the Department of Community and Family Health and in the College of Public Health is much appreciated by students across undergraduate and graduate levels.”
“He is particularly passionate about supporting students’ research—he incorporates opportunities into course content and assignments, serves as a sounding board and provides assistance long after the semester ends, and encourages students to pursue opportunities within and beyond the USF COPH programs.”
Russell Kirby is outstanding, indeed.