Awards, Teaching, Fontaine Society 2022 Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Congratulations to recipients of the 2022 Penn Prize for Teaching Excellence by Graduate Students! Each year, graduate students are nominated by Penn undergraduate and graduate students for their profound impact on teaching at the University. 

This year's call for nominees yielded 188 nominations for 103 graduate student instructors representing nine of Penn's twelve schools. Determining 24 finalists and the 10 recipients presented the Committee with many difficult decisions, and they informed the Vice-Provost that 24 prizes could have been deservedly awarded. "These nominations illustrate vividly the tremendous impact that graduate student instructors have on the education and lives of students across campus, from undergraduates in their first semester, to doctoral students," said Dr. Beth Quigley (Nursing), who chaired the Penn Prize Committee.

The selected students represent the Annenberg School for Communication, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, and Perelman School of Medicine. A reception honoring these recipients will be held in the Graduate Student Center on Thursday, April 14, 2022. 

Penn Prize for Teaching Excellence by Graduate Students 
2022 Recipients 

Erin Anderson

Bioengineering (SEAS)

Katie Copley

Neuroscience (Medicine)

Nicholas Dias

Communication & Political Science (ASC & SAS)

Lilia Escobedo

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (SEAS)

Olivia Hu

Sociology (SAS)

Katey Mari

Anthropology (SAS)

Ethan Plaue

English (SAS)

Bruno Saconi

Nursing (Nursing)

Yosef Washington

Philosophy (SAS)

Stephanie Wesson

Philosophy (SAS)



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