William Hanney and Carey Rothschild, both from the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, are recipients of the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) awards. The program, offered by Faculty Excellence, recognizes outstanding contributions to providing the best education available in Florida and helping their unit achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study. The award also includes a $5,000 cash prize and a $5,000 increase to their salary effective at the beginning of the succeeding academic year.
Hanney, an associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has been a faculty member at UCF since 2004, when he began as an adjunct instructor. In 2016 he was awarded the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award at UCF and is a prior TIP award winner in 2015. He was recently recognized as the 2019 NSCA Sports Medicine Professional of the Year, and 2019 award for Scholarly Impact on Practice from the Florida Physical Therapy Association. Since joining UCF, he has mentored over seventy students in research, and his expertise is in the management of neck and back pain.
Rothschild, a clinical assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has been a faculty member at UCF since 2009. She is a prior TIP award winner and has received both the CHPS and UCF Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 2020. In addition, Rothschild received the award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the Florida Physical Therapy Association in 2019. She currently chairs the Sports Specialty Council for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as part of her service. Her teaching expertise is in pain science management and education, and the unique needs of female athletes.
“There is no greater calling than to be the teachers of our next generation,” says Jeffrey Stout, founding director of the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. “Both Dr. Rothschild and Dr. Hanney are exemplary educators, and this award is further proof of their effectiveness and commitment to developing future physical therapists.”