About Us


The Academy for Excellence in Education aims to build an inclusive learning community of educators across the biomedical sciences and UVA Health to foster and honor educational excellence at the UVA School of Medicine.

The Academy is led by an Executive Board and three key committees: Membership, Educator Development, and Building Community. These educational leaders work collaboratively to further the mission of the Academy in concert with the Office of Educational Affairs, the Center for Medical Education Research and Scholarly Innovation, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, and other offices and departments committed to educational excellence in academic medicine.

Executive Board

The Academy’s  Executive Board consists of the Director of the Academy, the chairs of each of the Academy’s committees (Membership, Educator Development, and Building Community), and the Director of the Center for Medical Education Research and Scholarly Innovation (MERSI). Current Executive Board members are:


Faculty and trainees can help lead the Academy by serving on one of three committees: Membership, Educator Development, and Building Community. Each committee consists of ten members: a chair, vice-chair, and eight at-large members.  Selection of committee members will occur through the Membership Committee while the election of committee chairs and vice-chairs will occur within each committee. More information about committee service and the work of each Academy committee is available on the Get Involved page.


The Academy is supported by the Mary M. and Charles H. Henderson MD Endowment for Faculty Excellence, which provides financial resources for us to recruit, retain, and support exceptional teaching faculty and to advance the curricular priorities of the School of Medicine.