Congratulations to the 2017 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award Winners!

Release Date: May 09 2017

Twenty graduate teaching assistants were recognized for their excellence in teaching on May 5, 2017 with a Graduate Assistant Teaching Award. Each year, a committee administered by the Graduate School selects graduate teaching assistants to be recognized with the award, and the two highest ranking assistants are honored with the Calvin A. VanderWerf Award for Excellence in Teaching, established in memory of Dr. VanderWerf, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1971-1978 and chemistry professor from 1978-1988.

The UF Graduate School would like to congratulate the following award winners, and to thank them for their excellent service to the UF student body:

 Calvin A. VanderWerf Award for Excellence in Teaching Winners

  • Amanda Desormeaux, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Alma Rodriguez, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

 Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners

  • Alexis Baldacci, History
  • Lina Benabdallah, Political Science
  • Ernest Briggs, Theatre and Dance
  • Alberto De Simoni, Classics
  • Ehsan Fereyduni, Chemistry
  • Kacey Gilbert, Special Education, Psychology & Early Childhood Studies
  • Ryan Good, University Writing Program
  • Jacob Greene, University Writing Program
  • Brandon Jett, History
  • Lisa Krehbiel, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
  • Joseph McNeil, Physics
  • Prisca Piccirilli, Language, Literatures and Cultures
  • Christie Robinson, Theatre and Dance
  • Regina Rodriguez, Environmental Engineering Sciences
  • Scott Rothberg, Landscape Architecture
  • Todd Schumann, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Alexander Siwiecki, English
  • Michael Vickers, Entomology and Nematology