Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to our 2019 Teacher of the Year, Tammie Lee Demler, BS '92, PharmD '02, an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice!

Award Winner.
Students said:

"I love her enthusiasm for teaching and her passion for helping students."

"She makes class very entertaining but informative. One of the best professors I have had at UB."

"Her teaching helps us become better at clinically thinking through real-life patient scenarios."

"She was such a creative and fun lecturer!"

"Dr. Demler teaches us information that is utilized in the real world, not just what the textbook says."

Each spring , we recognize faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring.

Individuals are recognized for one or more of their efforts in:

  • Innovative course design, development, and implementation in the past five years
  • Improvement of existing courses on an ongoing basis
  • Enhancing student learning through activities inside and outside the classroom
  • Promoting student learning through the implementation of pedagogical and active learning
  • Participating and contributing to the school’s academic, advising and student activities


Nominations must be submitted via our online form, and include:

  • (1) How the nominee has demonstrated excellence, innovation and effectiveness in undergraduate, professional or graduate teaching/mentoring in the areas highlighted above, and
  • (2) In what teaching capacity these skills were directly observed by the nominator. 

The nominating letter must contain the nominator’s name and e-mail address.