Jonathan Branfman, WGSS PhD student won the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, the university’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students at Ohio State. Award winners receive $1,500 and are recognized at the annual Graduate School awards reception.
This award is in its 43rd year and is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students.
Each year, approximately 3,000 students teach as graduate teaching associates at Ohio State.
This year, 162 graduate students were nominated, and 66 of the eligible nominees submitted an application portfolio.
The award recipients were selected by the Graduate School Awards Committee consisting of graduate faculty representing the range of disciplines, former GATA winners, and graduate students.
“I aspire for students to see the world through critical eyes long after they forget specific details of my class. I seek to spark this inquiry through a dynamic personal style, rich class discussions, captivating readings, and experiential projects, while constantly sharpening my approach with student feedback.” – Jon Branfman