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Master Teacher Guild

Master Teacher Guild

Mission Statement

The Master Teacher Guild is an inter-professional, interdisciplinary association serving the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science community through the promotion of educational excellence and innovation.


  1. Enhance the pedagogical pursuit throughout the University, its affiliates, Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics, and teaching sites.
  2. Facilitate, support and promote educational innovation and effectiveness.
  3. Mentor faculty members to support their academic careers and pedagogical skills.
  4. Model effective, efficient and innovative teaching practices in a rapidly changing environment.
  5. Collaborate in assessment of teaching and learning.
  6. Develop and disseminate pedagogical scholarship.
  7. Recognize and reward teaching excellence.

Master Teacher Guild Members



  • Marc Abel PhD
  • Daniel Bareither PhD
  • Fredereick Sierles MD
  • Michael Fennewald PhD
  • Stuart Goldman MD


  • Timothy Hansen PhD
  • Rea Katz PhD, PA-C

Past Presentations

  • Carlson, James. Designing and debriefing case simulations that add value to patient care and learner performance. Presented on October 5, 2022.
  • Kane, Sean. The ABCs of Grading Systems: Implications for Optimal Learning. Presented on March 22, 2022.
  • Bradbury, Neil. Holiday Quackery: A journey through the worst ideas in medicine. Presented on December 16, 2021.
  • Correll, Carl. Diabetes Research Milestones. Presented on October 28, 2021.
  • Gierman-Riblon, Caterine & Bernstein, Melissa. Eating to improve bandwidth: How the right diet can improve your students (and your own) Academic Performance. Presented on June 29, 2021.
  • Kane, Sean. Which of the following: Best practices for developing high quality multiple choice questions. Presented on May 12, 2021.