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College Recognizes Outstanding Teaching Assistants

By Richard LeComte

The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding TA Awards recognize excellence in undergraduate instruction by teaching assistants. Fifteen teaching assistants were recognized for the 2019-2020  academic year .

Eligible students are current A&S graduate student teaching assistants in at least their second year of graduate work and must be responsible for instruction in some or all of a course offered by the College. The TAs recognized this year taught in courses offered through A & S departments and interdisciplinary programs. 

“Graduate Teaching Assistants are fundamental to the high-quality education that the College of Arts & Sciences provides to undergraduate students,” said Sarah M. Lyon, A&S associate dean for graduate studies. “I am routinely impressed with their hard work and the contributions they make to pedagogical innovation and student success here at UK. As in the past, this year’s winners exemplify these qualities.”

The College of Arts & Sciences 2019-2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistants are:  

Jennifer Murray, Department of English.

Christopher Grimsley, Department of Philosophy.

Mary Cunningham, Department of Philosophy.

Quint Bosse, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Melissa Kapitan, Department of History.

Setarah Saryazdi, Department of Chemistry.

Hunter Lehmann, Department of Mathematics.

Derek Hanely, Department of Mathematics.

Julianne Vega, Department of Mathematics.

Allyssa Kilanowski, Department of Biology.

Chenghui Zhang, Department of Sociology.

Ian Spangler, Department of Geography.

Casey Vazquez, Department of Psychology.

Michelle Tam, Department of Psychology.

Lee Bullock, Department of Anthropology.