Stephanie Harris and Tammy Randall Receive Prestigious Awards for Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Harris and Tammy Randall have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Carl F. Wittke and J. Bruce Jackson Awards.  

The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University. The Wittke Award is presented each year to two Case Western Reserve University faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The Jackson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring recognizes the positive impact Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff have on the lives of students. It was established by J. Bruce Jackson, Adelbert '52, in honor of Dean Carl F. Wittke, who served as an advisor, mentor, and friend to Dr. Jackson when he was an undergraduate student at Western Reserve University.

The Jackson Award celebrates faculty and staff who have guided a student in their academic and career paths; fostered the student's long-term personal development; challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual; and supported and/or facilitated the student's goals and life choices.

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Stephanie Harris, PhD, RDN, LD was selected as a 2022 recipient of the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. 

Dr. Harris is a licensed, registered dietitian nutritionist and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Harris is also the Faculty Co-Lead of the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway in the School of Medicine, which introduces medical students to lifestyle medicine, stress management, emotional wellness, nutrition, and culinary medicine. Her expertise in wellness, dietary supplements, integrative and functional nutrition, and diverse educational approaches have allowed for the implementation of new courses for undergraduate and graduate students at CWRU, including NTRN 338/438-Dietary Supplements and NTRN 448-Integrative and Functional Nutrition.  Dr. Harris also teaches two of the department's foundational nutrition courses, NTRN 363-Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, and Minerals and NTRN 364-Human Nutrition II: Vitamins.

Dr. Harris is well-known amongst students for putting extraordinary effort into her class preparation and making sure that all of her students have the best possible learning experience.  We are extremely proud and appreciative of her dedication to the holistic education of our students.

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Tammy Randall, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, FAND was selected as a 2022 recipient of the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.  

Tammy Randall is an instructor and director of the MS in Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship, teaching classes on public health nutrition and diabetes prevention and management. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist who received her BS in nutrition and MS in public health nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

Professor Randall consistently goes above and beyond to help her mentees, and her door is always open to all students in the department.  We are extremely grateful for her support of and dedication to our students.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Harris and Professor Randall on their well-deserved awards!