Dr. Lisa Young has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. The award, first presented in 1997, was endowed by former Jeromesville residents, the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high-quality teaching at Ashland University.
Dr. Young joined Ashland University in 2010 and now serves in the Dwight Schar College of Nursing as the Interim Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Program, simulation center director, and assistant professor of nursing. Her areas of expertise include teaching simulation to students and training faculty in educational strategies in simulation. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Duquesne University, an MS in Nursing from Ohio State University, and a BSN from Pensacola Christian College. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse with expertise in cardiology. Her areas of research include cultural care use of simulation to advance nursing education and practice. She was recently elected as president to the board of Partners in Christ. Dr. Young was one of the founding partners in the hypertension clinic established in Juan Tomas, Dominican Republic, maintaining ongoing care for over 300 patients. In acknowledgment of this honor, Dr. Young will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 23.