Dr. Steven Erickson Named 2018 Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
Steven Erickson, PharmD, has received the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes exceptional teaching in the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy’s PharmD and PhD programs. Dr. Erickson is an associate professor in the department of clinical pharmacy, specializing in general medicine.
“To have a student truly learn, they must be motivated to learn. My job is to present information in a variety of ways, to motivate students to learn, and to assess their grasp on the material in a meaningful way,” explains Dr. Erickson. “I feel that students, whether enrolled in formal educational programs or adult learners upgrading skills and knowledge in continuing education courses, need to have ideas, information and concepts presented to them in a manner that allows them grasp it, understand it, question it, and apply it in a confident manner.”
Dr. Erickson’s students have the highest praise for the passion he brings to the classroom. One student said, “Dr. Erickson has the unique ability to inject enthusiasm and useful anecdotes to help students better retain information.” Another student commented that, “it's no secret that health economics, outcomes research, and pharmacy law, all by nature can be dry at times, but Dr. Erickson constantly exudes excitement and energy when he teaches, which makes the class significantly easier to understand."