May 11, 2017
The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Instructor in the Online MPH in Nutrition program, is the winner of the 2016-17 SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award. The award, which is given annually by the School, recognizes excellence in online teaching. Hromi-Fiedler was recognized at the SPHHS Online MPH Graduation Dinner on May 11 in the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center.
“There are four principles that were imparted to me by my mentors, which define my personal teaching philosophy: experiential learning, critical thinking, collaborating, and instilling confidence,” explains Hromi-Fiedler.
“Through a participatory hand-on experience my goal is to deepen student understanding of public health nutrition and empower them to feel they can master highly relevant skills, including grant writing, which are important for public health practice,” she adds.
This past year Hromi-Fiedler taught Nutrition 650 (Public Health Nutrition). In addition to serving as an instructor in the online program, she is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.
“The MPH-Nutrition program at UMASS Amherst does so much for their students to help them balance their personal lives while elevating their careers through these online classes. Being an instructor for the MPH-Nutrition program is an honor and the faculty as well as students have made this a wonderful teaching experience for me,” she says.