GCH Faculty Members Jenna Krall and Michael von Fricken Honored as Teachers of Distinction

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Jenna Krall
Jenna Krall

The College of Health and Human Services congratulates Jenna Krall and Michael von Fricken on receiving the Teacher of Distinction Award from the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning. Krall and von Fricken are assistant professors in the Department of Global and Community Health. 

Mason’s Teachers of Distinction are faculty members who have been finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award, and who are recognized across campus for their exceptional teaching and their commitment to teaching-related activities. 

von Fricken
Michael von Fricken

“I'm grateful to have thoughtful and creative teaching mentors in Global and Community Health who have helped me to grow as an instructor.  Also, our public health students bring so much energy and passion to the classroom, it is an absolute joy to teach biostatistics in GCH!” said Krall. 

“I’m honored to be recognized as a Teacher of Distinction and excited to continue to incorporate innovative curricular approaches to engage with students both in and outside of the classroom,” von Fricken said.  

Krall and von Fricken were honored during the Stearns Center’s Celebration of Teaching Excellence on May 2.