Christine Spencer, associate professor, has been named the recipient of the President's Faculty Award for 2013, recognizing her significant contributions to the College of Public Affairs, to the University of Baltimore and to her profession. She focuses on access to health care for people with disabilities and disparities in health-care quality.
Spencer, who leads the School of Health and Human Services as its executive director, has consistently scored in the higher rangers on student evaluations, has developed and piloted new courses and approaches to learning, and has served on the graduate curriculum committee for the college. As testament to her dedication to maintaining her professional competency, she has recently completed an online EdX (Harvard- and MIT-led six-university consortium) course, PH207x Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research.
She has also served in University-wide roles such as vice president of the University Faculty Senate, member of the Governance Steering Committee, and service to the Sloan Foundation Mid-level Career Committee, the president's commencement committee and UB's Institutional Review Board.
Beyond the University, Spencer has served as president of the Maryland chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and co-chaired the local host committee for the society's 2011 conference in Baltimore.
The UB community will have the opportunity to celebrate with Spencer during Convocation in fall 2013.