The Master Teacher Guild

Mission Statement: The Rosalind Franklin University Master Teacher Guild (the Guild) is an academy dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching. The members of the Guild will use their collective talents to enhance the educational programs throughout the University, its affiliated hospitals, associated Health System and community based teaching sites. Further, the Guild will promote and mentor the professional development of teaching excellence within the faculty.

Vision Statement: The Master Teacher Guild will be the nucleus for teaching excellence and innovation at RFUMS to benefit the University community in concert with the University mission to serve, educate, and discover knowledge. The Guild will serve as stewards to the University mission to be a premier interprofessional health sciences university that advances academic excellence.

 Master Teachers

Front Row:  Drs. Michael Fennewald, John Becker, Marc Abel
Back Row: Drs. Timothy Hansen (Adviser), Daniel Bareither, Roberta Henderson, Hector Rasgado-Flores, Lecia Apantaku, and Frederick Sierles




Neil Bradbury, PhD


James Carlson, PhD 

The Master Teacher Guild

Marc Abel, PhD; Lecia Apantaku, MD; Daniel Bareither, PhD; John Becker, PhD; Neil Bradbury, PhD; James Carlson, PhD;

Michael Fennewald, PhD; Roberta Henderson, PhD; Hector Rasgado-Flores, PhD; Catherine Gierman-Riblon, DSc, RN


The guild is accepting nominations for Adjunct Master Teacher Guild Member.

An Adjunct Master Teacher Guild Member is any  full- or part-time (including volunteer) faculty member, at any academic rank, who wishes to expand and share his or her educational expertise, but cannot commit to the meeting schedule and work requirements of a Guild Member.  An Adjunct Member is expected to develop a project or activity, which will be shared with other faculty members, to promote teaching excellence.  An Adjunct Member will promote excellence in teaching with on-campus, off-campus, clinical and on-line faculty.  Other Guild members are available to help plan and implement projects.  Adjunct Members are not expected to regularly attend Guild meetings and activities, but will be asked to attend meetings periodically to give updates on their projects.

 Adjunct Member Description

Application for Adjunct Member

These applications are accepted at any time.

  If you would like more information about the Guild, please contact the Guild President Hector Rasgado-Flores at