Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recognizes Teaching Assistants (TAs) who have made distinguished contributions to Syracuse University by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting senior faculty members with high-enrollment courses. TAs are nominated by their departments and must present a teaching portfolio for review by a University-wide faculty selection committee.

2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistants

  • Merrill Einar Asp, Physics
  • Sagnik Basumallik, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Rose Bell, Philosophy
  • Ohana Benevides Rodrigues, Physics
  • John Brigham, Earth Sciences
  • Kristian Ashley Contreras, Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Emma C. Dreher, Political Science
  • Elizabeth Elton, Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Mackenzie Ess, Social Psychology
  • Mariann Fant, Communication & Rhetorical Studies
  • Weston (Trent) Fenner, Sociology
  • Joshua Fenton, Mathematics
  • Patricia A. Goodhines, Clinical Psychology
  • Erin Griffin, Mathematics
  • Ana María Guerrero Andrade, Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Fitore Hyseni, Social Science
  • Daniel J. Jackson, Political Science
  • Julia Jessen, Art History
  • William Scott Looney, Philosophy
  • Nicholas W. Mason, History
  • Jacob E. Moose, Chemistry
  • Casey L. Necheles, Mathematics
  • Alexandra O’Connell, English
  • Odetta Odartey Addo, Human Development & Family Science
  • Amanda Parraguez, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • Bharat Patil, Business Administration
  • Krittaphat Pugdeethosapol, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Kenneth Ryan Sklensky Ratliff, Physics
  • Katharine B. Russell, Political Science
  • Sefa Secen, Political Science
  • Gabriela E. Serna, College Science Teaching
  • Seyed Hooman Seyed Abootorabi, Business Administration
  • Taveeshi Singh, Social Science
  • Simon Staples-Vangel, English
  • Alia N. Thompson, Science Education
  • Danielle Steele, Architecture
  • Noah Wilson, Composition & Cultural Rhetoric
  • Tonya Wilson, Mathematics Education
  • Duygu Yeni Cenebasi, Religion