Teaching Award

The Teaching Award will be awarded annually to the graduate teaching assistant who best exemplifies the qualities of a college educator.

Excellence in Teaching

The individual should combine personal qualities of dedication and commitment to teaching, with innovation, creativity, preparedness and efficiency in the classroom. The award is designed to reward students for their activities as teaching assistants in undergraduate courses at Dartmouth College or on Dartmouth College Foreign Study Programs. Instruction activities may take place in laboratories, discussion groups, or other similar forums.

Nomination Process

The recipient will be selected by the Graduate Studies Office in conjunction with faculty reviewers. Each program or department can nominate one student each year. The nomination should include a letter of support explaining the student's contributions and experience. Students may be nominated for activities as teaching assistants in more than one course and may be nominated more than one time.

All nominations from the graduate programs must be submitted to the Graduate Office (Kerry Landers) no later than May 7.

The winner of the award will be announced at the Graduate Studies Graduation Reception in June and winners will receive a cash prize of $1000.

We ask that each department send in only one nomination. Your nomination should include:

  1. A letter of recommendation
  2. A copy of the student's curriculum vita or resume
  3. A copy of the students teaching statement

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kerry Landers in the Graduate Studies Office, 37 Dewey Field Road, Suite 6062, Room 437.

Award Winners

2017

  • Daryl Deford: Mathematics
  • Michael Stevenson: Chemistry

2016

  • Anna Prescott: Psychological and Brain Sciences

2015

  • Molly Carpenter: Chemistry
  • Olivia Kang: Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Justin Richardson: Earth Sciences

2014

  • Philip Fernandes: Physics & Astronomy
  • Justin Lopchuk: Chemistry
  • Travis Peters: Computer Science

2013

  • Samuel Fey: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Katherine Kinnaird: Mathematics
  • Nicholas Tito: Chemistry

2012

  • Patricia Cahn: Math
  • April Diagle: Chemistry
  • Morgan Thompson: Biochemistry

PAST FILENE TEACHING AWARD RECIPIENTS

2011

  • Jennifer Taylor: Chemistry
  • Zak Gezon: Biological Sciences
  • Paige Rinker: Mathematics

2010

  • Timothy Chapp: Chemistry
  • David Sicilia: Physics & Astronomy
  • Sarah Wright: Mathematics

2009

  • Colette Quinn: Chemistry
  • Sara Walker: Physics & Astronomy
  • Elizabeth Wolkovich: Biology

2008

  • Cynthia Chen: Earth Sciences
  • Allison Henrich: Mathematics
  • Erik Stange: Biology

2007

  • Laura Burkle: Biology
  • Rachel Esselstein: Mathematics
  • Daniel Milisavlijevic: Physics & Astronomy

2006

  • Timothy Gilheart: Physics & Astronomy
  • Dominic Klyve: Mathematics
  • William O’Neal: Chemistry

2005

  • Krum Chuchev: Chemistry
  • James Kellner: Biology
  • Lee Stemkoski: Mathematics

2004

  • Marian Berryhill: Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Nathan Ryan: Mathematics
  • Yinghua Shen: Chemistry

2003

  • Barry Balof: Mathematics
  • William Roberts: Chemistry
  • Matthew Wargo: Biology

2002

  • Michael Fromberger: Computer Science
  • Jill Moncarz: Chemistry
  • Elizabeth Stanhope: Mathematics