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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards

Through the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, Rackham recognizes scholars who have been nominated by their program for teaching excellence. Winners of this award demonstrate superb skill in teaching, mentoring, and advising. They bring creativity, inspirational commitment, and intellectual excitement to the classroom, discussion section, or teaching lab, and communicate this passion with their undergraduate students.

The 2018 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards are:

Mara Bollard, Philosophy
Priscila Calatayud Fernandez, Romance Languages and Literatures
Alexandria Caple, Psychology
Martin Dwelle, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Salem Elzway, History
Samuel Haltenhof, Economics
Trevor Hyde, Mathematics
Jessica Joslin, Higher Education
Tugce Kayaal, Near Eastern Studies
Leigh Korey, Comparative Literature
Joseph Kraisler, Mathematics
Vincent Longo, Screen Arts and Cultures
Brittany Maugeri, History and Women's Studies
Natalie McCauley, Slavic Languages and Literature
Joseph Paki, Physics
Kara Palmer, Kinesiology
Zachary Schudson, Psychology and Women's Studies
Elizabeth Tacke, English and Education
Lisa Walsh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Jana Wilbricht, Communication Studies

The awards ceremony that will honor these talented teachers, as well as the recipients of the three faculty mentoring awards given by Rackham, will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre with a public reception to follow.