A rigorous application process culminates in the selection of 28-34 outstanding individuals to be awarded a teaching mentor position.

Selected for their excellence in teaching and overall graduate study, and representing colleges and disciplines from across the university, the teaching mentors comprise the “core faculty” during the Teaching Assistant Orientation Program. The teaching mentors serve as small group leaders and mentors to approximately 300 new TAs each August. They also participate in the development and implementation of TA Program activities throughout the academic year and act as teaching consultants for the Graduate School.

2016-2017 Call for applications.

To learn more about the teaching mentor position or how to apply, email the TA program Coordinator, Shawn Loner.

2015-16 Teaching Mentors


CArango-VargasCarolina Arango-Vargas, Anthropology NLeeNamhee Lee, History
RBurtonRouzbeh Burton, Civil & Environmental Engineering Photo of Teaching Mentor Jasy LiewJasy Liew, Information Science & Technology
FBoehmeFranziska Boehme, Political Science JMarkinsJason Markins, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
Photo of Teaching Mentor Teresa BrunoTeresa Bruno, Philosophy PMkhatshwaPeter Mkhatshwa, Mathematics Education
LBurtLindsay Burt, Political Science Photo of Teaching Mentor Kate NavickasKate Navickas, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric
ACatroppaAndrea Catroppa, History Photo of Teaching Mentor Michael NewellMichael Newell, Political Science
NDershowitzNaomi Dershowitz, Philosophy Photo of Teaching Mentor Janine NierodaJanine Nieroda, Reading & Language Arts
Photo of Teaching Mentor Tess DusslingTess Dussling, Reading & Language Arts Photo of Teaching Mentor Heather PottsHeather Potts, Psychology
BEgglestonBrittany Eggleston, Philosophy CSmithChelsey Smith, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Photo of Teaching Mentor Bridget FaheyBridget Fahey, Political Science YSongYosung Song, Special Education/Disability Studies
SFlemingSarah Fleming, Reading & Language Arts Photo of Teaching Mentor Staci StutsmanStaci Stutsman, English
Photo of Teaching Mentor Justin FreedmanJustin Freedman, Teaching & Leadership Photo of Teaching Mentor Giovanna UristGiovanna Urist, History
Photo of Teaching Mentor Tom GuilerTom Guiler, History Photo of Teaching Mentor T.J. West, IIIT.J. West, III, English
  Photo of Teaching Mentor Woosang HwangWoosang Hwang, Child & Family Studies BWilliamsBrandi Williams, Literacy Education
Photo of Teaching Mentor Kelsey KruegerKelsey Krueger, Psychology KWilliamsKimberly Williams, Cultural Foundations of Education
Photo of Teaching Mentor Erica LayowErica Layow, Science Teaching  FWuhibFrehiwot Wuhib, Teaching & Leadership