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2022 Graduate Associate Teaching Award Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Graduate Associate Teaching Awards.

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The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Graduate Associate Teaching Awards.  The GATA is Ohio State's highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Associates. Approximately 3,000 graduate students serve as GTAs each year, and the GATA recognizes these recipients each year through a nomination and review process. Please join us in congratulating the outstanding achievements of this year's recipients and the programs that support them. We also wish to congratulate all the nominees this year, as their dedication to teaching is evident and appreciated. 

2021-2022 Graduate Associate Teaching Awardees:


Malorie Albee

Department of Anthropology

Advisor*: Clark Larsen

Clinton Awai Jennings

Department of Linguistics

Advisor*: Brian Joseph

Erick Axxe

Department of Sociology

Advisors*: Sarah Hayford & Vincent Roscigno

Jessica Blackburn

Division of Anatomy

Advisor*: James Cray

Michael Carter

Department of Economics

Advisor*: Aubhik Khan

Kendra Dickinson

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Advisor*: Scott Schwenter

Tania Espinales Correa

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Advisor*: Ignacio Corona

Rebecca Frazer

School of Communication

Advisors*: Matthew Grizzard & Emily Moyer-Guse

Emily Griffith

Department of Astronomy

Advisor*: David Weinberg

Jeremy Grifski

Department of Engineering Education

Advisors*: Syedah Zahra Atiq & Emily Dringenberg

Aziz Burak Guelen

Department of Mathematics

Advisor*: Roberto Facundo Memoli Techera

Forrest Hershey

Department of Dance

Advisor*: Valarie Williams

Nicholas Hoffman

Department of English

Advisor*: Leslie Lockett

Yawei Li

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Advisor*: Galal Walker

Elizabeth Miller

Department of English

Advisor*: Margaret Price

Michaela Neild

Department of Dance

Advisor*: Nyama McCarthy-Brown

Melissa Nieves Rivera

Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Advisor*: John Grinstead

Adrienne Oehlers

Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

Advisors*: Beth Kattelman

Kathryn O’Loughlin

Department of Dance

Advisor*: Norah Zniga-Shaw

Lauren Pino

Department of Psychology

Advisor*: John Gibbs

Jai Tiarks

School of Environmental and Natural Resources

Advisor*: Suzanne Gray

Zhenjie Weng

Department of Teaching and Learning

Advisor*: Francis Troyan

Juyeon Yoo

Department of Teaching and Learning

Advisor*: Yi Youngjoo


For more information on the Graduate Associate Teaching Award and the nomination process, click here.

*Advisors were pulled from the Student Information System (SIS) at the time of awarding. If the advisor(s) are incorrect please follow these two steps: 1) Please submit a ticket to to update the advisor in SIS as soon as possible and 2) email to have the advisor updated on the webpage.