Pedagogical Mentorship Award

Each year, graduate students will be asked to nominate a faculty member who has served as a teaching inspiration and mentor. The faculty member is someone who has served as an official or unofficial teaching mentor.

2018 Award Winner

Dr. Elizabeth Lopez, Associate Professor, English

Dr. Elizabeth Lopez coordinates graduate teaching assistants as the English Department’s Director of Lower Division Studies. Dr. Lopez received her nomination from a GTA who wrote “her devotion to our pedagogical development spilled over through the required LDS meetings and all the coursework I took with her. Whenever possible, I try to sign up for my teaching portfolio review with Dr. Lopez, because I value the way she thinks through my teaching and helps me consider my coursework strategically.” Further, the teaching assistant said that she has a “generosity of spirit,” “great humility,” and an ability to “ignite a passion in” her students.

Dr. Elizabeth Lopez Bio >

Questions about this award can be sent to Jennifer Hall:

Previous Winners

2017: Dr. Sandra Dwyer, Principal Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
2016: Mindy Stombler, Principle Senior Lecturer, Sociology