Didactic Instructor of the Year Award

Purpose
The Didactic Instructor of the Year Award, established in 1991, is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the education of student nurse anesthetists in the classroom. This Award recognizes the commitment of individuals to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in high quality patient care.
 
 
Award
The Award is inscribed with the recipient’s name and the year of presentation. The recipient’s name is also added to a plaque bearing the names of previous recipients, which is displayed in the AANA Executive Office. The Award is presented during the AANA Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility
The nominee may be a CRNA or non-CRNA, who has been active in the educational process of student nurse anesthetists in the classroom during the most recent year ending August 31. The nominee may be living or deceased. The individual must:
  • Have made significant contributions to the profession of nurse anesthesia.
  • Be recognized as an outstanding educator.
  • Have served as a mentor for faculty and nurse anesthesia students.
  • Be recognized as a professional role model.
  • Have participated in professional activities related to a nurse anesthesia program (e.g., committees)
  • Have actively supported CRNAs 
 
Past Recipients
 
1992
Frank J. Tornetta, PhD, MD
 
1993
Sandra L. Lovell, CRNA, MA, MS
 
1994
Roy Ashton, PhD
 
1995
John J. Nagelhout, CRNA, PhD
 
1996
George G. DeVane, CRNA, MHS
 
1997
Roderick Reinke, PhD
 
1998
David J. DeNuccio, PhD
 
1999
Valdor L. Haglund, Jr., CRNA, MS
 
2000
No award presented
 
2001
James Kerns, PhD
 
2002
Celeste G. Villanueva, CRNA, MS
 
2003
Emmett L. Foulds, Jr., MS
 
2004
Dolores Gibbs, CRNA, PhD
 
2005
Clayton Littell, RPh
 
2006
Michael O'Donnell, PhD
 
2007
Janet A. Dewan, CRNA, MS
 
2008
Douglas A. Christie III, RN, PhD
 
2009
Glenn Brice, PhD
 
2010
James Norton, PhD
 
2011
Albert Swafford, Jr., PhD
 
2012
 Lisa Carney Anderson, PhD
 
2013
Lemont Kier, PhD
 
2014
Larry L. Dahlen, CRNA, PhD