TA Awards

Each year, The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) celebrates the contributions to teaching excellence at Georgia Tech made by our graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. The annual awards process opens in January. CTL asks all schools/departments to conduct an internal competition to produce one person in each of the following categories, where applicable: (1) Graduate Student Instructor of the Year; (2) Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year; and (3) Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. Each school-level winner will be invited to submit an application to participate in the institute-wide TA of the Year competition. All recipients of school/department awards will be honored and the campus-wide winners will be announced at the annual TA and Future Faculty Awards Day.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • January 15 - February 14, 2020: Schools submit names of school/department TA award winners to CTL (Click Here)
  • February 17 - March 4, 2020: School-level winners who wish to compete for the campus-wide award submit application packets to CTL (Click Here)
  • Monday, April 20, 2020: TA and Future Faculty Awards Day Ceremony. 

TA and Future Faculty Awards Day Ceremony
Monday, April 20, 2020 
Reception: 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

At this annual event, Georgia Tech celebrates the teaching assistants who receive school- and institute-wide awards. We also recognize the participants of our future faculty program who have completed Tech to Teaching and CIRTL teaching certificates. Student and postdoc Thank-a-Teacher recipients are acknowledged for the valuable contributions they make to the Georgia Tech learning environment. Finally, this event is a perfect time to show our appreciation for the graduate students who contribute to CTL programming through our Fellowship program. Faculty and staff are invited to help us celebrate all of the honorees.

All award winners, teaching certificate recipients, and Thank-a-Teacher recipients will be sent an invitation to register for the awards event once the nomination process has been completed.

2019 TA Award Winners


Past Winners

Graduate TA: Travis Meyer, Biomedical Engineering; Benjamin Ide, Mathematics; Brian Fuchs, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student Instructor: Kantwon Rogers, Computer Science; Michael Baldwin, Mechanical Engineering, Sidni Vaughn, Psychology
Undergraduate TA: Jacqueline Elliott, Computer Science; Olatide Omojaro, Electrical & Computer Engineering; Markace Rainey, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Haley Steele, Biological Sciences
Graduate Student Instructor: Emily Alicea-Munoz, Physics
Undergraduate TA: Jared Kleinwaechter, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Philip Varney, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Student Instructor: Anthony Bonifonte, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Undergraduate TA: Bonnie Shoai, Biology

Graduate TA: Joseph Walsh, Mathematics
Graduate Student Instructor: Philip Benge, Mathematics
Undergraduate TA: Kantwon Rogers, College of Computing

Graduate TA: Allison Martin, Psychology
Graduate Student Instructor: G. James Lemoine Jr., Business
Undergraduate TA: Arun Kumar, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate TA: Ranjini Vaidyanathan, Mathematics
Graduate Student Instructor: German Retana, Business
Undergraduate TA: Andrew Travis Rogers, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Rebecca Cooper, Biology
Graduate Student Instructor: Elise Barrella, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate TA: Melanie Dunn, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Daniel Borrero, Physics
Graduate Student Instructor: Ben Deaton, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate TA: Aerin DeJarnette, Biology

Graduate TA: Huy Huynh, Mathematics
Graduate Student Instructor: Jill Coffin, Digital Media
Undergraduate TA: Sunny Shah, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Marcos Caballero, Physics
Graduate Student Instructor: Selma Yildirim Yolcu, Mathematics
Undergraduate TA: Laura Stilz, Mathematics

Graduate TA: Brian Jacobs, Management
Graduate Student Instructor: Mitchel Keller, Math
Undergraduate TA: Wendy Morrison, Biology

Graduate TA: Christina Carroll, Mathematics
Graduate Student Instructor: Hal Hollis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Undergraduate TA: Karla Vincent, Biology

Graduate TA: Joanna Hass, Physics
Graduate Student Instructor: Ryan Michael Haynes, Mathematics
Undergraduate TA: Samer Tawfik, Aerospace Engineering


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