Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award goes to the graduate student who exhibits exceptional work in the classroom and a dedication to improving his or her craft. Each department can nominate only one student.

2018 Award Winners

This year, CETL received so many wonderful nominations, we are presenting the award to one PhD candidate and one MA candidate.

PhD Student

Samantha Emerson
PhD Student
Department of Psychology

Samantha Emerson has been teaching in Psychology for seven years and is described by her department as an “an outstanding teacher in the classroom and an excellent mentor in multiple laboratories.” According to her nomination, her student comments are “glowing, frequently describing her as an ‘amazing’ ‘passionate’ and ‘incredible’ instructor even in her very first semester of teaching.” Ms. Emerson’s department points out that she has also participated in additional pedagogical training through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and presented on her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the GSU Conference on Scholarly Teaching.

Masters Student

Peter Nennig
MA Student
Department of Philosophy

Peter Nennig has participated in numerous CETL training courses and presented on his Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the GSU Conference on Scholarly Teaching. His nomination states that he “has more interest in helping students than anyone I have worked with, colleague and GTA alike.” The nomination asserts that Mr. Nennig is not only dedicated to improving his own teaching, but he also works with other GTAs in his department to help them develop their teaching,
specifically providing support for GTAs teaching online classes.

Questions about this award can be sent to Jennifer Hall: jenniferhall@gsu.edu.

Previous Winners

Stephen Skalicky, PhD Student, Applied Linguistics