UWM College of Nursing congratulates Jessica Hertig and Murad Taani, who recently were recognized for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students.
The DAISY Faculty Award is a national recognition program. Honorees are nominated by their peers, students, school administrators, alumni, and clinical staff in the hospitals where faculty have students.
Ms. Jessica Hertig, Clinical Instructor, has been with UW-Milwaukee for the past four years with expertise in academic instruction within the theory and clinical settings. Over the years, she has worked as a clinical instructor within the undergraduate program, teaching in the bachelors, RN to BSN and direct entry master’s programs. She is favored by colleagues and students for her teaching and practice styles and continues to foster innovative approaches within her classes to help study and apply knowledge to practice. These teaching approaches have been successful, and she’s shared them with other nursing educators across all of our programs. In addition to her teaching and clinical roles, Ms. Hertig has engaged in service to our College and University, becoming a member of the undergraduate program committee and developing inter-campus activities and collaborations, most recently with UWM School of Continuing Education.
Dr. Murad Taani, Assistant Professor at UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing since 2017 and alumni of our Ph.D. in Nursing, is recognized by students and colleagues for his commitment to excellence in research, teaching and mentorship. Dr. Taani is well known among students and colleagues for his expertise in quantitative nursing research through his research, mentorship of doctoral students and teaching broadly through graduate statistics and methods courses at the college. Dr. Taani is willing to share his expertise broadly to ensure students are empowered and successful in their research trajectory. A colleague nominator shared, “The successes that Dr. Taani has demonstrated in teaching have also been evident through student requests for him to be their academic advisor, independent study supervisor, classroom research, and research mentor. Dr. Taani always emphasizes the importance of integrating information with hands on experiences and practice, which has been reflected in his time investment to provide hands-on research with students.”