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.

2017 Award Winner

Dr. Sandra Dwyer, Principal Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

sldwyerDr. Sandra Dwyer coordinates graduate teaching assistants for the department of Philosophy. Dr. Dwyer received three separate nominations from graduate teaching assistants who said she “spends countless hours supporting the philosophy graduate student teachers….from weekly teacher meetings, to responding to dozens upon dozens of emails at all hours of the day or night…she is always there to back us up when we make mistakes.” They also said “she is a consistent support and an eager listener to graduate instructor questions and proposals.” Their nominations made clear that she is more than deserving of this award.
Dr. Sandra Dwyer’s Bio >

Questions about this award can be sent to Jennifer Hall: [email protected].

Previous Winners

2016: Mindy Stombler, Principle Senior Lecturer, Sociology