Sutton receives dean’s award for teaching

Beth Sutton, PhD, assistant professor of clinical research, was recognized by Dean Ronald Maddox with the 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Campbell University’s Senior & Faculty Awards Banquet on April 25 at the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.


Joining the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2010, Sutton has quickly become known for her quality teaching in both the bachelor’s and master’s clinical research programs. In addition to presenting challenging material in the classroom, she works to instill honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic in her students. She also makes valuable contributions toward master’s students’ research projects as a research project advisor.


Sutton’s commitment to Campbell does not end with her teaching.  She continues to make many contributions through her time and effort on numerous committees and professional societies.  She is also the faculty advisor for the clinical research program’s Student Advisory Board. 


Prior to joining Campbell, Sutton was a research associate at the Duke Center for Science Education at Duke University Medical Center.  While at Duke, Sutton was awarded a grant from the Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center to design course curriculum for 7,000 high school students and provide professional development to high school teachers.


Sutton holds a B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.