Dr. Steve Hines
Dr. Hines has been an outstanding teacher and mentor in the CVM for nearly three decades. He has developed and led innovative programs, including the Diagnostic Challenges and the CVM Teaching Academy, that have established WSU as a national leader in veterinary medical education. His influence has also extended to his founding role in establishing the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, a group that continues to foster the development of teachers and provide invaluable opportunities for collaboration among faculty across its six member institutions. The students of the Class of 2020 may recognize those accomplishments, but they selected Dr. Hines as the recipient of this award because of the direct positive impact he has had on their own experiences in the DVM program.
Some comments from students:
- Dr. Hines simultaneously serves us and leads us. There are many professors who do what students ask of them – it is the rare one who listens to students as if they were the most important voice in the world and yet maintains the courage and wisdom to lead them, coach them, and inspire them.
- I am so inspired by Dr. Hines' commitment to teaching. As a student, I felt like I was constantly pushed to succeed and grow in new ways. This was by far my favorite class of my vet school experience thus far.
- I have never before encountered a teacher like Steve before. He is everything that a teacher is supposed to be. He cares about his students on an individual basis and not just with their understanding of his class but with their personal lives as well. I believe Steve truly wants each and every one of us to succeed and he is willing to do whatever he can to help us achieve success. Know that Steve is truly appreciated!
- Having an instructor this interested in what we learn, how we learn, and helping us hold on to information is extremely rare. Steve fostered a learning environment in lab that I have yet to see repeated in vet school. I felt exams were also very fair, as they focused very much on pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the diseases we covered.