Local instructor finalist for Kent award

EAST LIVERPOOL — Kent State-East Liverpool’s Angela Douglas, a senior lecturer of nursing, was named a finalist for the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award by Kent State University’s Teaching Council. She was one of six finalists from more than 300 nominations across Kent State’s eight campuses, and was honored at the UTC’s conference in October.

Douglas has taught nursing on the East Liverpool Campus for 13 years. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Youngstown State University. She began her nursing career at Southside Hospital and served as a patient education coordinator for an area dialysis clinic with experience in home healthcare, private duty nursing and outpatient hemodialysis.

Each year, Kent State honors full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty members who are nominated by their students and peers for being among the most dedicated, highly effective and motivated professors at the university.

According to their nominations, students described Douglas as a professor and mentor who will support them throughout challenges in their careers because she is passionate about her craft as a nurse and a teacher.

“I begin each class with the strong desire to convey my passion for nursing and to inspire positive attitudes in my students, helping each to reach his or her fullest potential,” Douglas stated. “I believe that the core of excellence in education lies in a teacher’s ability to foster students’ curiosity and to allow them to develop their own strengths in an environment of mutual respect. My most important purpose at Kent State is to be a student advocate and role model. In doing these things, I hope to exemplify the highest standards of our profession.”