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Graduate Teaching Awards

Like our faculty, our graduate students are excellent teachers and have received due recognition for their efforts in the classroom. Here's a record of some of the teaching awards our graduate students have won in the past:

 

 

2017
Melanie R. Hill
GSWS Phyllis Rackin Graduate Student Award
Najnin Islam
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Travis Chi Wing Lau
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship
Sierra Lomuto
Graduate Research Assistant with the Wolf Humanities Center and Price Lab for Digital Humanities
Clare Mullaney
GSWS Phyllis Rackin Graduate Student Award
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Sara Sligar
Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Fellowship
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Evelyn Soto
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
Hao Jun Tam (Howie)
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
Sarah Wilma Watson
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Mary Zaborskis
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship

(declined)

2016
Ashley Chang
Sweeten Award

“Sounding Animal and Cyborg Others: Race and Alternate Alterities in Cathy Park Hong’s Translating Mo’um and John Yau’s Ing GrishMy Symptoms, and Borrow Love Poems.”

 

Julia Cox
GSWS Phyllis Rackin Graduate Student Award
Daniel Davies
Kings College Fellowship
Alex Eisenthal
Francis Hopkinson Fellowship
Melanie R. Hill
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
Najnin Islam
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Chris Jimenez
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship

(declined)

SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)

(declined)

Joan Lubin
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship
Dianne Mitchell
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Clare Mullaney
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
William Patrick Day Essay Contest

 

“Not to Discover Weakness is The Artifice of Strength: Emily Dickinson, Limitation, and the Literary.”

 

Kalyan Nadiminti
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Kelly Mee Rich
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

 

"States of Repair: Institutions of Private Life in the Postwar Anglophone Novel"

 

Sara Sligar
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
2015
Monika Bhagat-Kennedy
William Patrick Day Essay Contest

"Sarath Kumar Ghosh as Scheherazade: Hindu Heroism in Indian Nights' Entertainment: The Trials of Narayan Lal"

Thomas Alan Dichter
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Alex Eisenthal
Sweeten Award

"Realism and the Social Bind: Charles Chesnutt, Individualism and Statistics"

Chris Jimenez
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
Lydia Yaitsky Kertz
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Joan Lubin
GSWS Phyllis Rackin Graduate Student Award
Don James McLaughlin
Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship
Dianne Mitchell
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Penfield, Teece, and SAS Dissertation Research Fellowships (DRF)
Kelly Mee Rich
William Patrick Day Essay Contest

"Nowhere's Safe: Ruinous Reconstruction in Muriel Spark's The Girls of Slender Means"

Laura Soderberg
Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship
Marie Turner
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Beyond Romance: Genre and History in England, 1066-1400"

Sarah Wilma Watson
Kings College Fellowship
Mary Zaborskis
Francis Hopkinson Fellowship
GSWS Phyllis Rackin Graduate Student Award
2014
Ashley L. Cohen
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"The Global Indies: Reading the Imaginative Geography of British Empire, 1763-1871"

Jazmín Delgado Flores
Francis Hopkinson Fellowship
Julius B. Fleming, Jr.
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Lydia Yaitsky Kertz
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship
Alice Tweedy McGrath
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship
Don James McLaughlin
William Patrick Day Essay Contest

"Color-Phobia: Rabies, Race, Prejudice, and the Mad Cry of Analogy in U.S. Antislavery Print Culture"

Dianne Mitchell
Kings College Fellowship
Chris Mustazza
Sweeten Award

"Vachel Lindsay and the W. Cabell Greet Recordings: An Introduction"

Emma Stapely
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Bronwyn V. Wallace
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
2013
David Alff
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"British Writing and the Culture of Projection: 1660-1790"

Joan Lubin
Sweeten Award

"Critical Intimacy/Critical Inquiry"

Don James McLaughlin
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Vaclav Paris
William Patrick Day Essay Contest

"Beyond the Tree: Gertude Stein's The Making of Americans and the Modern Epic"

Marie Turner
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Bronwyn V. Wallace
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Christine Marie Woody
Kings College Fellowship
2012
Sarah Dowling
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Remote Intimacies: Multilingualism in Contemporary Poetry"

Emily C. Gerstell
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Jennifer Jahner
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Sacra Jura: Literature, Law, and Piety in the Era of Magna Carta"

Melanie Micir
SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF)
Alan Niles
Kings College Fellowship
Katie L. Price
English/LPS Teaching & Research Fellowship
Laura Soderberg
Sweeten Award

"One More Time with Feeling: Reiterative Memorials and Reparative History in William Wells"

William Patrick Day Essay Contest
2011
Marina Bilbija
Kings College Fellowship
Claire M. L. Bourne
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Todd Carmody
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Intentional Communities: The Public Life of Race in American Literature, 1925-1961"

James J. Fiumara
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jessica Hurley
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Ana Schwartz
Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students
Christopher Taylor
Sweeten Award

"Sharing Time: C.L.R. James and Southern Agrarian Movements"

2010
Claire M. L. Bourne
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Kings College Fellowship
Jonathan Fedors
Sweeten Award
Melanie Micir
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Rosemary O’Neill
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Accounting for Salvation in Middle English Literature"

Vaclav Paris
Sweeten Award
Christopher Taylor
Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students
Bronwyn V. Wallace
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
2009
Rachel Banner
Sweeten Award
Joseph Drury
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Machines, Mechanism and the Making of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century"

Kara Gaston
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Jennifer Jahner
Kings College Fellowship
Catherine Nicholson
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Geographies of English Eloquence"

Jared Richman
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Greg Steirer
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Brandon T. Woods
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
2008
Megan Cook
Kings College Fellowship
Jennifer Jahner
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Adrian Khactu
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Greta LaFleur
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Dahlia Porter
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Knowledge Broken: Empiricist Method and the Forms of Romanticism"

Lance Wahlert
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
2007
John Connor
Kings College Fellowship
Megan Cook
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Laura Heffernan
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Myra Lotto
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Cyrus Mulready
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Romancing the Globe: Romance, English Expansion and the Early Modern Stage"

Justine S. Murison
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"States of Mind: The Politics of Psychology in American Literature, 1780-1860"

Emily Ogden
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Veronica Schanoes
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jill Shashaty
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Greg Steirer
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Brandon T. Woods
Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the Centre for Teaching and Learning
2006
Jeff Allred
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"American Modernism and Depression Documentary"

Ian Cornelius
Kings College Fellowship
Jennifer Higginbotham
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jane Malcolm
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Dahlia Porter
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Joshua Ratner
Kings College Fellowship
Bernard Jaeseong Rhie
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"The Philosophy of the Face and 20th Century Literature and Art"

Jill Shashaty
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
2005
Michelle Karnes
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"The 'School of Devotion': Imagination and Cognition in Medieval Meditations on Christ"

Damien Keane
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
John P. Lessard
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Rosemary O’Neill
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Juliet Shields
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Engendering Great Britain: Literary Representations of Anglo-Scottish Relations, 1700-1730"

2004
Joseph Drury
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Matthew Hart
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Erika T. Lin
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Mark Rifkin
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Manifesting America: Imperialism and National Space, 1776-1861"

Denise Tanyol
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Hannah Wells
Kings College Fellowship
2003
Jeremy Braddock
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"The Modernist Collector and Black Modernity, 1914-1934"

Alexine Fleck
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Paul Kintzele
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Cyrus Mulready
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Stephanie Anne Viereck Gibbs Kamath
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Lance Wahlert
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Hannah Wells
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
2002
Jeremy Braddock
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Robbie Glen
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
2001
Miriam Jacobson
William Patrick Day Essay Contest
Michelle Karnes
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Juliet Shields
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
2000
Ilana Blumberg
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
John Leonard Parker
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

God Among Thieves: Marx's Christological Theory of Value and Literature of the English Reformation

Bernard Jaeseong Rhie
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1999
William G. Fisher
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

Prosthetic Gods: Subject/Object in Early Modern England

John P. Heon
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Anna Ivy
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jack Lynch
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

The Revival of Learning: The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

1998
Stephen Best
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

The Subject of Property: Race, Prosthesis, and Possession in American Culture, 1865-1927

John Crowther
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Adam Hotek
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jonna Mackin
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Matthew Ruben
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Erik Simpson
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Lawrence Warner
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

"Cain, Nimrod, and the Erotics of Wandering in Late-Medieval Narrative"

1997
Jill Cunningham-Crowther
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jean Feerick
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jonathan Grossman
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

The Art of Alibi: A History of the Novel and the Law Courts

John Leonard Parker
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1996
Barbara Lonnquist
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Peter Parolin
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Roberta Stack
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1995
George Justice
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Eric Wertheimer
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

Imagine Empires: Incas, Aztecs and the Columbian Trope in American Literature, 1771-1876

1994
Alison Chapman
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Max Thomas
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

The Practice of Poetry in Early Modern English 

Elizabeth Anne Yukins
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1993
Joseph L. Barloon
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Ellen Garvey
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

Commercial Fiction:  Advertising and Ficiton in American Magazines, 1880s to 1910s

Allen Grove
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Lisa Ratmansky
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Sandra Sherman
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

The Poetics of Trade: Finance and Fictionality in the Early 18th Century 

Darryl Wadsworth
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Timothy F. Waples
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1992
Zell Kravinsky
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Andrew Levy
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

Free Fiction: Individual and Institutional Visions of the American Short Story, 1842-1982

Jeff Masten
Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize

Textual Rreproduction: Collaboration, Gender and Authorship in Renaissance Drama 

Ashley Moss
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1991
Janet Knepper
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1990
Jay Grossman
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Ruth Lindeborg
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jeff Masten
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Judith Pascoe
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Barbara Riebling
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1989
Sara Beasley
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Susan Greenfield
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Teresa Guddo
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Diane Hunter
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1988
Douglas Buchholz
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Hilene Flanzbaum
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Jorg Hornberger
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1987
Alison Byerly
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Cynthia Fuchs
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Barbara Lonnquist
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Lisa Sigler
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1986
Christopher Flint
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Benjamin L. Goluboff
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Philip Edward Pedley
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Patricia Redmond
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Athena Vrettos
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1985
Thea Diamond
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Cynthia Giddle
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Susan Yager
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1984
Celeste Gerard Langan
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Maribel Molyneaux
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1983
Diane Lichtenstein
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Robin Roberts
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1982
Claire R. Satlof
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Constance Walker
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Joyce Zonana
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1981
Jo Ellen Parker
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Joanne E. Starr
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Joanne Walsh
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1980
James C. Hess
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1979
Joan Schwartz
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
1978
Meredith Berman
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Helene Elting Blumenthal
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Timothy Martin
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students
Nancy Reed
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students