Dr. Anurag Saxena
Master Teacher Award - Fall 2009
A professor of pathology and the assistant dean, postgraduate medical education in the College of Medicine, Dr. Anurag Saxena is a true academic triumvirate – he is a fine example of the teacher-scholar model through his learner-focused and scholarly teaching, and contributions to the scholarship of teaching.
Saxena is a physician and a highly respected clinician practicing hematopathology but has made significant, leading and outstanding contributions to the university’s teaching academic mission. Proficient and innovative pedagogy, recognizing that some innovative methods will need to be modified and adapted locally, is the cornerstone of his teaching excellence. Students and colleagues recognize that he strives for content relevance, strong learner motivation, active learning and reflection opportunities.
His superior teaching is evident in a strong reputation among students and colleagues; students’ evaluations and comments reflect recurring themes of high engagement and motivation and highly effective teaching and learning, and numerous teaching award nominations and awards. The students have nominated him several times for the USSU teaching award and recognized him by bestowing on him the title of honorary president of the student medical society in 2005.