MGA Respiratory Therapy Faculty Member Selected As Governor’s Teaching Fellow

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 12:00 AM
Categories: Honors/Awards | School of Health and Natural Sciences | Pressroom | Faculty/Staff

Macon, GA


ATHENS – Middle Georgia State University faculty member Nancy Guyse has been chosen to be a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. A registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and assistant professor of respiratory therapy at MGA, Guyse was one of 12 faculty chosen for the highly competitive program from institutions across the state.

Established in 1995 by Zell Miller, then governor of Georgia, the Governor's Teaching Fellows program is designed to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.  Miller envisioned that this program would address faculty members' pressing need to use emerging technologies and instructional tools that are becoming increasingly important for learning in today's society.

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program is an outreach program of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.  To improve the quality of instruction in Georgia's colleges and universities, the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program assumes the complex challenge of moving college faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice.  This effort to enhance instruction in public and private higher education statewide is very much in keeping with the University of Georgia's traditional mission as a land-grant institution committed to diversified outreach and public service.

To date, more than 80 different disciplines, professions, and teaching areas have been represented by over 600 fellows from more than 70 public and private institutions statewide. 

Guyse joined MGA in 2017 as a clinical instructor. She holds a master’s degree in respiratory care from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s in respiratory care from Bellarmine University, and a bachelor’s in human biology from the University of Northern Colorado. She recently received the Morton B. Duggan Distinguished Service award from the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care.