Excellence in Teaching Award

WHAT IS THE AWARD

Each spring, winner(s) are selected by the Excellence in Teaching Award Committee. Nominees and winner(s) are contacted by the selection committee, and winner(s) receive an award during the Graduate Student Association General Assembly Meeting in June.

ABOUT THE AWARD

The GSA Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA) recognizes graduate students who have shown excellence and gone above and beyond as teachers at UC Santa Barbara. Take the chance to give back and nominate your favorite teaching assistants and associates! Anyone in the UCSB campus community can nominate a teaching assistant or associate for this award. Every year, we received about two hundred nominations. Selecting the few winners among this large pool of excellent graduate students is both challenging and inspiring. We very much look forward to receiving this year’s list of nominees.

ELIGIBILITY 

Nominations are accepted for the following four categories:

  • Lecturers and Teaching Associates (All disciplines)
  • Teaching Assistants (Humanities and Fine Arts)
  • Teaching Assistants (Social Sciences)
  • Teaching Assistants (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

To be eligible, the TA must have taught at least one quarter during Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019. Former winners of the award are not eligible.

NOMINATION PROCESS

To make a nomination, include the contact information to the graduate student you want to nominate in the following form. We will reach out to them and request the supporting documents in order to complete the applications. These will include:

  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two or three letters of support/recommendation
  • ESCI score summary

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For questions, please contact our VP of Academic Affairs
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2018-2019 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Julissa Peña 
  • Tyler Reece 
  • Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski 
  • Julien Labarre 
  • Adanari Zarate 
  • Ashlee Keolalaulani Kalauli 
  • Elliott Ihm 
  • Seth Koren
  • Bharat Monga 

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Christopher MacMahon
  • Delwin Carter
  • Lan Liu
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2017-2018 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • William Thompson
  • Dana Bardolph
  • Katie Adkison
  • Olga Faccani
  • Heather Macias
  • Kelly Whaling
  • Esther Taxon
  • Michael Dougherty

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award 

  • Alex Johnson
  • Julien Labarre
  • Spencer Mermelstein

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2016-2017 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Kendra Calhoun
  • Jeremy Chow
  • Jennifer Hessler
  • Chelsea Jones
  • Hareem Khan
  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez
  • Nathan Schley
  • Timothy Stillinger

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2015-2016 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Aubrie Adams
  • Christopher Walker
  • Emma Levine
  • Joyelle Ball
  • Theodore Georgiou
  • Victoria Kala

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2014-2015 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Shelley LaMon
  • Holly Roose
  • Brianna Sheets 
  • Justin Kelz 

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Jasmine Noelle Yarish
  • Karen Hanna
  • Michael Nava
  • Rick Stoody
  • Sahar Sajadieh
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2013-2014 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Brian J. Griffith
  • Angela Holzmeister
  • Molly Metz
  • Justine Meyr

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Silvia Ferreira 
  • Summer Gray 
  • Michael M. Nava
  • Derek Smith
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2012-2013 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Nate Emery
  • Cameron Brick
  • Raquel Santana-Paixão
  • Scott Dirkse
  • Steven Osuna
  • Malaphone Phommasa
  • Heather Berg
  • Patrick Mooney

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Hans Mayer
  • Aurelie Chevant
  • Kara Otto
  • Kathleen Cole
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2011-2012 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Lauren Copeland
  • Katherine Kelp-Stebbins
  • Carly Thomsen
  • Marisa Weave

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Kane Anderson
  • Stuart Gray
  • Curt Nehrkorn
  • Nicole Pacino
  • Peter Romaskiewicz
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