Kelley Skeff Honored with Graduate School of Education Alumni Excellence in Education Award

Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD

Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, the George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine, is the recipient of a Graduate School of Education (GSE) Alumni Excellence in Education Award. This honor recognizes alumni who demonstrate excellence in the advancement of knowledge through research, teaching, publications or technology; commitment to dynamic, high-quality educational practice; dedication to under-served populations; innovation in addressing educational challenges; and leadership. Professor Daniel Schwartz notes these awards celebrate alumni who “are leading the way in efforts to elevate the promise of education for children, communities and nations’ and, given today’s challenges, it is more important than ever to honor the talent of the alumni community.

Skeff, says the GSE announcement, is helping medical professionals on campus and around the globe to improve their teaching effectiveness. As cofounder of the Stanford Faculty Development Center, he approaches “education and medicine as synergistic helping professions.” The center has trained over 30,000 faculty and residents and inspired a continued interest in medical education.

Skeff and his fellow recipients were presented with the awards and honored at a virtual gathering on October 15.