Name: Janet Williams, MD Department: Pediatrics Quote: "Teaching students to become quality physicians is what I'm interested in most." Students say: Devotes extra time to students; "fun and easy learning"; "a four-star teacher"
Name: James Summitt, DDS Department: Restorative dentistry Quote: "The only difference between the faculty and the students is knowledge. We're here to pass that knowledge on." Students say: Available in crises; skilled teacher; "his enthusiasm for dentistry is contagious"
Name: Tom Marshall, DDS Department: Restorative dentistry Quote: "Emerson said, 'The secret of education lies in respecting the student.'" Students say: Resourceful problem-solver; "the clinician and teacher I hope to be one day"
Name: Bess Stewart, PhD, RN Department: Nursing Quote: "As faculty members it is our role to help students pull out the best of themselves." Students say: Goes the extra mile; organized; "a reflection of what an educator should be"
Name: Jay Peters, MD Department: Medicine/pulmonary diseases Quote: "The reward of medicine comes from the interactions you have with your patient." Students say: Patient. Organized. Intensely interested.
Name: Valerie Murrah, DMD Department: Pathology Quote: "I try to be a student of my patients." Students say: Clear teaching style. Excellent use of teaching aids.