University of Nebraska Medical Center

Distinguished Educator

Be recognized for sharing your knowledge and skills with fellow educators.

The Distinguished Educator designation is the highest honor in Academy membership. It is awarded to a faculty member who consistently demonstrates excellence in teaching and peer mentoring to promote the development of the next generation of effective and innovative teachers.

Due to the competitive nature and prestige of the award, no more than two individuals will be named Distinguished Educators each award cycle. 

Now Accepting Applications
Submit your application for the Distinguished Educator designation. The application deadline is July 31.

Current Distinguished Educators

Betsy Becker poses for a headshot

Betsy Becker, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Director, Physical Therapy Education
College of Allied Health Professions

Dr. Becker is an esteemed educator and leader at UNMC. Her career is marked by innovative teaching methodologies and research in educational technology, instructional development and curricular design. Committed to advising and mentorship, she guides students and faculty toward excellence, fostering effective professional networks.

Dr. Becker’s influence extends beyond UNMC, evidenced by her contribution at both state and national levels, advancing educational initiatives and policies. Her strategic guidance fosters collaborative learning environments, enhancing student experiences and promoting faculty development across UNMC’s Kearney and Omaha campuses.

Read Dr. Becker's bio