Julia Christakis DeFazio Excellence in Teaching Award (2012). University of Arizona. $2,500.
-I was nominated for this award based on my English 102 curriculum, which included a cross-course collaborative peer review design, culminating in an event I organized called the Why We Write Collaborative. This event, for which I secured grant funding, involved awards for best peer reviewers and student readings of their creative essays.
Johnnie Raye Harper Teaching Award, Nominee (2011). University of Arizona.
-This award is given for outstanding teaching by a first-year teacher in the writing program who has not previously taught at the college level. Evaluation is based on faculty supervisor nomination and students' course evaluations.
IKON Faculty-Student Interaction Grant (2011). University of Arizona. $455.
-I was awarded this grant to help fund a collaborative event I organized for my students, which included an awards ceremony and essay readings. Funding went towards room reservations and technology, gift card awards for students, and food.
Honors & Awards (Teaching)
Writing Program Funds to Foster Collaboration Grant (2011). University of Arizona. $200.
-This funding also went to the Why We Write Collaborative Event that I organized for my English 102 students.