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Prior Year Recipients

2015-16 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Hannah M. Goodwin - Film and Media Studies

Hannah Goodwin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Film and Media Studies. She is described as “conscientious,” “creative,” and “knowledgeable.” Her teaching philosophy is to “help shape the way students engage with other people, objects, and ideas beyond the parameters of a course or discipline.” Students compliment that Hannah goes above and beyond to encourage independent thinking and provide mentorship. Her supporter stated “undoubtedly” that Hannah is “one of the most articulate and intelligent people I have ever met.”

Hannah’s teaching style is based on solid theoretical foundation. She is praised for her willingness to experiment and improve or update the curriculum with latest theories and fresh material. In addition to her studies and teaching, Hannah has worked as graduate senate mentor for the Academic Resource Consortium Summer Program advising talented undergraduate students.

For her devotion and excellence in teaching, Hannah is awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations!