Graduate Teaching Awards

The Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for significant accomplishments in teaching are presented annually by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) and the Office of the Provost.

Award Recipient 

emmaLeah Dickens, doctoral candidate in psychology

Leah’s teaching philosophy has two major components: engagement and communication. She regularly receives outstanding ratings as a teaching assistant and as a primary instructor for undergraduate classes. Leah exceeds expectations in other ways as well: She has organized multiple graduate teaching workshops, compiled teaching resources for new teaching assistants, and mentored undergraduates for graduate school applications. Her adviser comments that “Leah is that rare scholar who not only possesses enormous scientific expertise, but also has an enthusiasm and ability to share knowledge with students.”