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Teaching Awards

Each semester, the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award 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 a plaque to commemorate their achievement at a Spring luncheon and given the opportunity to attend a teaching conference.

2015-16 Winners

Grace Aquino is a doctoral student in Environmental Science. A former student of hers commended her "incredible ability to communicate to students. She went above and beyond and conveyed concepts and labs with clarity."

Provost Todd Still, Grace Aquino, Dr. Christie Sayes, Dr. George Cobb

Olivia Carroll is a doctoral student in Political Science. "Olivia is a naturally gifted teacher [...] She was able to fully control the classroom and demand cooperation from the students, but she did it with a sense of joy and good humor," said Dr. Ivy Hamerly.

Provost Todd Still, Dr. David Clinton, Dr. Mary Nichols, Olivia Carroll

Nathan Cartagena is a doctoral student in Philosophy. Dr. Alexandar Pruss remarked that Nathan's classroom was one "of students who were truly learning. And that was because it was a classroom where the instructor was doing a truly excellent job teaching."

Provost Todd Still, Nathan Cartagena

Megan Haggard is a doctoral student in Psychology. Dr. Wade Rowatt said "Megan is a thoughtful teacher with a unique ability to connect with students."

Provost Todd Still, Megan Haggard, Dr. Wade Rowatt, Dr. Charles Weaver

Michael Milovich is a doctoral student in Information Systems. Dr. Tim Kayworth said "His friendly outgoing personality is an obvious asset in the classroom along with his years of work experience that helps connect students with real-world business concepts."

Dr. Dorothy Leidner, Provost Todd Still, Michael Milovich, Dr. Tim Kayworth

Amy Schroeder is a doctoral student in English. "Amy is a pleasant, generous, smart, and gifted student and teacher. Baylor is lucky to have her," said Dr. Sarah Ford.

Provost Todd Still, Amy Schroeder


Courtney Bailey Parker, Department of English
Tom Carpenter, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Nathan Warf, Department of Political Science
Jeremy Leatham, Department of English
Huy Nguyen, Department of Mathematics
Todd Ferguson, Department of Sociology


Joshua Tom, Department of Sociology
Jessica Stewart, Department of Mathematics
Scott Cleveland, Department of Philosophy
Dana Horgen, Department of Chemistry
Brandon Martinez, Department of Sociology
David Echelbarger, Department of Philosophy


DeAnn Barta, Department of English
Jill Estes, Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation
Colby Moore, Department of Biology
Matt Moser, Department of Religion
Amy Rozzi, Department of Statistics
Sunny Wells, Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Kristin Connors, Department of Biomedical Studies
Christina Crenshaw, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Ginger Hanchey, Department of English
Tate Barrett, Department of Environmental Science
Nathan Kilpatrick, Department of English
Shanna Granstra, Department of Sociology


Tommy Pettit, Department of Biology
Josh Stigall, Department of Religion
Andrew Whitehead, Department of Sociology
Megan Johnson, BIC
Aiyana Henry, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Martin Husemann, Department of Biology


Angela Douglass, Department of Physics
Bethany Smith, Department of English
Anica Debelica, Department of Biology
Tracey Sulak, Department of Psychology
Bethany Bear, Department of English
Mark Boone, Department of Philosophy


Amy Antoninka, Department of Philosophy
Adrienne Atkins, Department of English
Jennifer Mills, Department of English
Lewis Pearson, Department of Philosophy
Joel Schwartz, Department of Philosophy
Kathleen Miller, Department of English


Lydia Cooper, Department of English
Leslie B. Jones, Department of Mathematics
Tiffany Turner, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
David Alexander, Department of Philosophy
Kristen Beavers, Department of Health, Human Performance, & Recreation
Ginger Stelle, Department of English