History Graduate Student Wins Baylor Teaching Award

Katherine Goodwin, a doctoral student in the Department of History, has been named Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor in the Humanities for Spring 2022 by the Baylor Graduate School.

October 13, 2022
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Katherine Goodwin
Katherine Goodwin
Doctoral Candidate in History

The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award honors graduate student teachers of record (TORs) who were able to balance their own studies and responsibilities while demonstrating excellence as classroom instructors. Nominees are chosen based on student evaluations and input from their Graduate Program Director. Nominees are notified and offered the opportunity to apply for the award. Applications include a statement of teaching philosophy, participation in programs to increase teaching skills, recommendation letters from both a mentor and a classroom student, and the complete student evaluations from all courses taught. A panel of judges ranks each application; an award is given in the areas of STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities, for a total of three awards per semester. Recipients are honored at a luncheon, given a plaque to commemorate their achievement, and granted an additional travel award.

Katherine makes our third Outstanding Grad Student Instructor Award winner. The previous winners were Adina Johnson Kelley (PhD 2019), Assistant Professor of History and Director of Eagle Scholars Honors Program at University of Northwestern – St. Paul, and Elise Leal (PhD 2018), Assistant Professor of History and Department Chair of History, Whitworth University. We are proud that our graduate program produces exceptional PhDs who are both scholars and teachers.