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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

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The Award

NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education with up to 30 awards annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award. Award winners receive a one year membership in NAGT, which includes an online subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education and our In The Trenches quarterly magazine. The yearly membership starts January 1st of the upcoming year.

The undergraduate student awards are the gift of Thomas Hendrix, Grand Valley State University. Tom was the recipient of the 1994 Neil Miner award and he also served as President of NAGT as editor of the Journal of Geoscience Education. The graduate student awards are funded by NAGT.

Award Recipients

2016 Recipients - January Award

Justin Brundin, Tarleton State University
Emily Castellucci, University of Georgia
Shiana Cohen, Boston College

2015 Recipients - June Award

Lars Anderas, University of Massachusetts Boston
Bobby Cruze, Chemeketa Community College
Renee French, Northwestern University
Macy Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Rebecca Kiekhaefer, Clemson University
David Moss, Syracuse University
Natalie Nelson, University of Florida
Raymond Pendleton, Texas A&M University Kingsville

Past Recipients

2015 Recipients

  • Kasey Garrand, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Luoth Chou, University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 Recipients

  • Graham Edwards, Bowdoin College
  • Christine Hiner, University of California-Fullerton
  • Daisuke Kobayashi, University of Idaho
  • Jeffrey Lockridge, Arizona State University
  • Leah Moelling, University of Kansas
  • Nnamdi Mojekwu, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Sandra Pool, University of Zurich
  • Zach Schierl, Western Washington University

2013 Recipients

  • Laura Abe, Central Washington University
  • David Auerbach, Yale University
  • Marjorie Heckman, Clemson University
  • Jonathan Husson, Princeton University
  • Mylène Jacquemart, Universität Zürich
  • Ben Moulton, University of Toronto

2012 Recipients

  • Kelly Ferguson, California State University - Fullerton
  • David Hahn, Clemson University
  • Chelsea Mack, Western Washington University
  • Benjamin Sanderfoot, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

2011 Recipients

  • Peter Balholm, Spokane Community College, WA
  • Matthew J. Even, University of Northern Iowa
  • Jennifer Galvin, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • David Haln, Clemson University
  • Jan Hennissen, University of Toronto
  • Sara Loiacano, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Patti Mason, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Myron Petro, University of Georgia
  • Collin Reichert, Iowa State University
  • Katherine Ryker, North Carolina State University
  • Steve Shaw, Western Washington University
  • Michelle Vitale, California State University, Fullerton
  • Jennifer L. Whitten, Brown University
2010 Recipients
  • Kerri Dickey, University of Northern Iowa
  • Rachel Dunham, Western Washington University
  • Alex Dutchak, University Colorado - Boulder
  • Nick Gava, University of Maryland
  • Jason McAlister, University of British Columbia
  • Christopher Patterson, Clemson University
  • Aneela Qureshi, University of Georgia
2009 Recipients
  • Susan Dickerson, Geology Department, Western Washington University
  • Curtis Gebhard, Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson University

2008 Recipients

  • Yum Song, Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Clemson University
  • Julia Labadie, Geology Department, Western Washington University
2007 Recipients
  • Doug Edmonds, Penn State
  • Anna Weber, Williams College
  • Casey Hanell, Western Washington University
  • Jennifer Oblinger, Clemson University
2006 Recipients
  • Arwen Vidal,Univ.ofColorado,
  • Sheelly Tyrea,Clemson Univ,SC
  • Gerry Griesel, WesternWashington Univ.,WA
2005 Recipients
  • Jennifer Perry,Spokane Community College,WA
  • Jesse Bardley,Clemson Univ.SC
  • Kira Lawrence,Brown University,RI
  • Ben Paulson, WesternWashington Univ.,WA
2004 Recipients
  • Braden Rambo, Clemson University
  • John Gillaspy, Western Washington University

Make a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted by the department chair or faculty member coordinating teaching assistants. A nominating letter should include:

Nomination Deadlines: December 15th and June 15th

Nomination letters may be submitted by using our online nomination form or by sending them to the program contact person:

Erica Zweifel
c/o Carleton College/SERC
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

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