Class of 2024 Selects Biology Professor for Annual Inspirational Teaching Award

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Associate Professor of Biology Tiffany Frey Honored During Commencement

by Craig Layne

The Dickinson class of 2024 has honored Associate Professor of Biology Tiffany Frey with the annual Constance & Rose Ganoe Memorial Award for Inspirational Teaching. Voted on annually by graduating seniors and revealed during the Commencement exercises, the award is always a surprise to its recipient. It is the only student-bestowed accolade at Dickinson.

Class President Deon Rosado ’24, in announcing Frey’s selection, said “she has unfettered passion for teaching and an innate capacity to help others.”

“I'm constantly amazed by the abilities of our students and feel a deep respect for them, so it is the honor of a lifetime to be selected by the class of 2024 for the Ganoe Award,” said Frey.

Frey was instrumental in launching Dickinson’s Human Anatomy course, which provides students access to two human cadavers, offering rare, firsthand exploration of the human body in a liberal-arts environment.

“I'm passionate about creating inclusive spaces in science classrooms so all students feel a sense of belonging and helping students move past the content and into the realm of critical and independent thinking,” Frey added. “Winning this award is the ultimate encouragement to continue this work.”

In addition to teaching courses on human anatomy, genetics, molecular pathophysiology and more, Frey’s research centers on inflammation in various settings, including sepsis, lung infection, diabetes and autoinflammatory diseases. Frey earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Ganoe Award winner receives a cash honorarium plus the opportunity to use funds to purchase books for the library or educational equipment for departmental or collegewide purposes. The award was established in 1969 with a bequest from the late William A. Ganoe, class of 1902.


Published May 28, 2024