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Teaching Awards

This award, granted twice per year, honors graduate student Teachers of Record who were able to balance their own studies and responsibilities while demonstrating excellence as classroom instructors. Recipients are given the opportunity to attend teaching conferences, as well as a plaque commemorating their achievement.

2013 Winners

Scott Cleveland is a doctoral student in Philosophy. Dr. C. Stephen Evans noted that "Cleveland is already an accomplished teacher [...] and has good rapport with his students."

Scott Cleveland
Provost Elizabeth Davis, Scott Cleveland, Dr. Alex Pruss

David Echelbarger is a doctoral student in Philosophy. "He is among the best teachers that our graduate program has produced over the last decade," said Dr. Bob Kruschwitz.

David Echelbarger
Provost Elizabeth Davis, David Echelbarger, Dr. Alex Pruss

Dana Horgen is a doctoral student in Chemistry. Her graduate program director, Dr. Chuck Garner, said "Dana combines a strong grasp of organic chemistry and serious commitment to undergraduate education with outstanding creativity, great organizational skills, and a wonderful personality."

Dana Horgen
Provost Elizabeth Davis, Dana Horgen, Dr. Chuck Garner

Brandon Martinez is a doctoral student in Sociology. "He inspires students to learn by taking an interest in them. He respects their contributions and encourages students to respect each other. He reaches out to those struggling and applauds those doing well," said Dr. Kevin Dougherty.

Brandon Martinez
Provost Elizabeth Davis, Brandon Martinez, Dr. Carson Mencken

Jessica Stewart is a doctoral student in Mathematics. Dr. Constanze Liaw said "Beyond 'just' being an excellent and experienced teacher, I believe that Jessica is truly inspiring her students."

Jessica Stewart
Provost Elizabeth Davis, Jessica Stewart, Dr. Mark Sepanski

Josh Tom is a doctoral student in Sociology. According to Dr. Kevin Dougherty, "Students are being educated in Josh's class, not merely entertained. [...] He is an exceptional teacher who is transforming students into citizens."

Josh Tom
Provost Elizabeth Davis, Josh Tom, Dr. Carson Mencken

Fall 2012

Matt Moser
Amy Rozzi
Sunny Wells

Spring 2012

DeAnn Barta
Jill Estes
Colby Moore

Fall 2011

Tate Barrett
Shanna Granstra
Nathan Kilpatrick

Spring 2011

Kristin Connors
Christina Crenshaw
Ginger Hanchey

Fall 2010

Aiyana Henry
Martin Husemann
Megan Johnson

Spring 2010

Tommy Pettit
Josh Stigall
Andrew Whitehead

Fall 2009

Bethany Bear
Mark Boone
Anica Debelica
Tracey Sulak

Spring 2009

Angela Douglass
Kathleen Miller
Lewis Pearson
Joel Schwartz

Fall 2008

Adrienne Akins
Amy Antoninka
Jennifer Mills

Spring 2008

Lydia Cooper
Leslie Jones
Tiffany Turner

Fall 2007

David Alexander
Kristen Beavers
Ginger Stelle