Nancy Borkowski, DBA, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, has been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Teaching across four programs in the department, she has teaching interests including leadership, organizational behavior and strategic management, and students consistently recognize her commitment to encouragement, guidance, thoroughness, patience and kindness as an educator and scholar whose research bridges the gap between academia and the field of practice.

“Dr. Borkowski not only brings a great deal of prestige to UAB through her subject matter expertise and connections to industry, but also has a remarkable ability to translate that experience and expertise into effective teaching,” a nominator wrote.

Most recently, Borkowski serves as interim director of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership. In this role, she has expanded the scope of the certificate to include practicing clinicians and those seeking to transition into health care. The program, offered totally online, will provide training in the core elements of health care management and leadership by some of the most-respected people in the industry.

Borkowski also is the author of the “Organizational Behavior in health Care,” which earned the American Journal of Nursing 2005 Book of the Year Award, as well as three additional textbooks, and has been recognized multiple times by the American College of Healthcare Executives, including with their Excellence in Teaching Award.