Allegheny College Professor Caryl Waggett To Receive Prestigious Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education

Allegheny College Professor of Global Health Studies Caryl Waggett has been named the recipient of the 2022 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

Professor Caryl Waggett

The award recognizes faculty who have made exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program, collaborated with community partners and other disciplines, and garnered respect and enthusiasm from students. Waggett joined the Allegheny faculty in 2003 and is the founding chair of the College’s Global Health Studies Program. Over the past two decades, she has grown her work as an environmental health scientist into a thriving multidisciplinary public health major and minor. She regularly integrates active learning into her courses, including community-based participatory research focused on remediating local environmental hazards.

Waggett has had a long interest in integrating public health thinking and content across the undergraduate curriculum. She has contributed to the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) initiatives on public health, liberal education, and educated citizenship, and has led workshops on experiential learning for ASPPH, the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, and numerous other academic and professional organizations. She recently completed her second term as co-chair of the Subcommittee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), which researches trends in global health education and develops resources for curricular development, advising, and assessment.

Waggett is also the founder and director of Teach Global Health, an organization that has collaborated with ASPPH, CUGH, and other public health organizations to support excellence in teaching and mentoring at liberal arts colleges as well as research universities.

Waggett will be recognized for her leadership in education for public health on Sept. 22 at the 2022 ASPPH Undergraduate Conference for Education in Public Health. Learn more about Waggett’s accomplishments and the Riegelman Award here.