Jim O’Donnell wins Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence

April 17, 2019

Jim O’Donnell wins Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence

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Jim O'Donnell with his advisor Dr. Christine Ballengee Morris
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AAEP PhD student, Jim O’Donnell, received the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence. This award is given to two individuals to recognize excellence in teaching by a graduate student in any instructional capacity. Nominees must have served as a GTA for at least two semesters within the last two years. This year, the College of Arts and Sciences received over 60 nominations for their Graduate Student Awards in a highly competitive review process. Assistant Dean Brian Orefice wrote that it was clear through Jim’s nomination materials that he is making a profound impact on the student experience. Jim serves as a GTA for ARTEDUC 3900: Art and Curriculum Concepts for Teachers and ARTEDUC 2367.01: Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity and Social Justice. The award includes a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations, Jim!