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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.

Rackham Graduate School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. We will return at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. During the holiday, there will be no processing of application materials and no updates to your Wolverine Access account. After we reopen, there will be a delay in processing application materials. Thank you for your patience as we process the high volume of materials.