Congratulations to U-M Linguistics doctoral student Ariana Bancu on receiving a 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Only a handful out of the thousands of GSIs at UM receive this award.

“This award is in recognition of Ariana's dedication to the teaching mission of the University and her continued development as an educator,” said Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Andries Coetzee.

Rackham Graduate School:

Through the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, Rackham recognizes young scholars who have been nominated by their program for teaching excellence. Winners of this award demonstrate superb skill in teaching, mentoring and advising. They bring creativity, inspirational commitment and intellectual excitement to the classroom, discussion section, or teaching lab, and communicate this passion with their undergraduate students.

The 2017 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards are:

  • Ariana Bancu, Linguistics
  • Noah Blan, History
  • Charlotte Chan, Mathematics
  • Chelsea Fisher, Anthropology
  • Joshua Hubbard, Women's Studies and History
  • Benjamin Ireland, Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Thomas Jenkinson, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Anna Johnson, Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Ayse Koker, Political Science
  • Bob Lutz, Mathematics
  • Rachel Miller, American Culture
  • Ha Thi Thu Nguyen, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Elizabeth Nijdam, German Languages and Literatures
  • Patrick Pannuto, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Emma Park, History
  • Justin Randall, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Jennifer Rubin, Women's Studies and Psychology
  • Adrienne Woods, Education and Psychology
  • Alon Yakter, Political Science
  • Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Mechanical Engineering