Excellence in Teaching Award

graduate students who have shown excellence as teachers

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 GSA 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 UC Santa Barbara 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 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021. Former winners of the award are not eligible.

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

We are not accepting nominations for this award until January 2022. 

 

2020-2021 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Jeffrey Carmichael | Solaire Denaud | Sarah Dunne | Megan Elcheikhali | Christopher Everett | Nancy Morales | Magda Padilla | Heath Pennington | Emmanuela Schoinoplokaki | Himadhari Sharma | Jack Strelich | Karen Tsai | Maite Urcaregui | George Ygarza

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

Deena Al-halabieh | Daniel Ulises Rios Arroyo | Tyler Morgenstern | Anthony Wong


2019-2020 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Emily Evanstein | Oscar Fabian Soto | Molly Hardesty-Moore | Julie Johnson | Timnit Kefela | Smaranda Ioana Lawrie | Margaret Elizabeth Mansfield | Amy Catherine Moser | Idalia Robles de Leon | Kaitlyn Ugoretz | Clare Washington

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

Damien Barnes | Carmen Galaz-Garcia | Alexandra Lopez Vera | Payton Small | Emmanuela Schoinoplokaki | Maite Urcaregui


2018-2019 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award 

Delwin Carter | Lan Liu | Christopher MacMahon


2017-2018 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award 

Alex Johnson | Julien Labarre | Spencer Mermelstein


2016-2017 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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


2015-2016 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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


2014-2015 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Justin Kelz | Shelley LaMon | Holly Roose | Brianna Sheets 

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

Karen Hanna | Michael Nava | Jasmine Noelle Yarish | Sahar Sajadieh | Rick Stoody


2013-2014 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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


2012-2013 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

Aurelie Chevant | Kathleen Cole | Hans Mayer |  Kara Otto


2011-2012 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

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


2003-2004 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Craig Nelson | Edward Maldonado | Geoffrey McNeil | Randy Schiff


2002-2003 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient

Matthias Buschmeier


2000-2001 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Carry McDougall | Varun Soni | Richard Sullivan | Wendy Quinton

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

Glyn Hughes | Amber Rosin 


1998-1999 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients 

Caroline Brehm | Jeffrey Lidke | Jeff Miller | Anastacia Panagakos