Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

Congratulations to Our 2022 Winner

Amit Agarwal
PhD Candidate, Marketing





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.

Nominees will be considered according to the following criteria:

1. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as represented by student evaluation numbers, student comments, student scores on rubrics, and/or other measurements of learning)
2. Evidence of innovation (as represented by use of GSU resources, integration of work experience, and/or other non-traditional methods of instruction)
3. Evidence of engagement (as represented by level of interaction with students, focus on class design, quality of feedback, and/or other methods of engaging with students)

Instructors cannot “self-nominate.” All instructors must be nominated by representatives from their departments.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Hall at

Previous Winners

2021 – Shelby Anderson Badbade, Anthropology

2020 – Macie Orrand, Anthrpology
2019 – Bailey Fairbanks, PhD Student, Department of Political Science
2018 – Samantha Emerson, PhD Student, Department of Psychology and Peter Nennig, MA Student, Department of Philosophy
2017 – Stephen Skalicky, PhD Student, Applied Linguistics