Faculty Recognition

Since 2010, GCU's Faculty Recognition Program recognizes exemplary instructors for their hard work and dedication in the online classroom. These instructors have demonstrated a strong commitment to student success in the online classroom and to GCU. Eligible instructors promote outstanding service to students and dedication to GCU. We appreciate the best practices these instructors are using in the classroom, and we are showcasing them for their efforts and achievements. Thank you to our GCU Faculty Recognition Program instructors for excellent course facilitation and for striving for student success!

 

Joan Chambers

Joan Chambers
College of Doctoral Studies

Dr. Joan Chambers earned her Ph.D. and Master of Science in Psychology from Capella University and graduated summa cum laude from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Public Administration. Dr. Chambers is passionate about teaching and enjoys motivating students to be successful and leveling the playing field of learning among working professionals.

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Jenny Gendreau

Jenny Gendreau
College of Education

Jenny Gendreau earned her Master of Education in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and her Administration and Supervision Certificate from the University of Phoenix. She has been teaching undergraduate online courses at Grand Canyon University for two years. In addition to teaching, she works with teacher candidates as a site supervisor.

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Donna Graham

Donna Graham
College of Doctoral Studies Dissertation Chair

Dr. Donna Graham is a university professor, dissertation chair, methodologist, content expert and residency instructor in education and research with Grand Canyon University. She also serves as a faculty member at other universities. Dr. Graham has a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from Rosemont College and a Master of Science in Counseling from Villanova University. Dr. Graham earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from Rosemont College.

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Richard Kamerman

Richard Kamerman
College of Arts and Sciences

Richard Kamerman has a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago and has practiced law for over 20 years. Richard also has a Master of Arts in English from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois. He has taught at the high school and college levels and has been teaching online since 2006, although he sometimes teaches traditional classes.

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Colette Palamar

Colette Palamar
College of Theology

Dr. Colette Palamar has a diverse academic background. After studying art and environmental science at the undergraduate level, she began graduate studies in environmental philosophy at the University of Idaho. After earning her master's degree, she moved on to Bowling Green State University where she began a dual program seeking a Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy and a Master of Fine Arts in Installation Art. For her final graduate projects, she combined rigorous philosophical writing with her 3-D installation art in a project called Kingdom Argilla.

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Patsy Spratling

Patsy Spratling
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Dr. Patsy Spratling has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. During this time she has worked in many areas of nursing and health care. She earned a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), her Master of Science in Nursing from Alcorn State University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brenau University. She earned her RN at the Matty Hersee School of Nursing.

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Rick Yngve

Rick Yngve
Ken Blanchard College of Business

Rick Yngve earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona and his bachelor's degree from North Park University. Currently, Rick serves on the board for the Arizona 4H Youth Foundation. Since 2010, Rick has been teaching entrepreneurship and marketing for the Ken Blanchard College of Business.

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