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Grad Students Complete Teaching Institute

Thirty graduate students completed NC State’s first Summer Teaching Institute to learn the fundamentals of teaching in a college classroom.

Training sessions June 6-10 provided first-time teaching assistants with information about course organization, active learning strategies, classroom management, learning styles and assessment. Experienced teaching assistants who have completed the Graduate School’s  Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching served as facilitators for the workshops.

“The teaching institute was one way we could reach a specific group of graduate students, give them opportunities to practice teaching and build a community of peers they can now turn to for advice,” said Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, director of graduate teaching programs.

For more information about the summer institute or other Preparing Future Leaders training, visit the program’s website or contact Honeycutt at

Summer Teaching Institute Participants:

  • Bushra Anjum, Computer Science
  • Tim Antonelli, Biomathematics
  • Matthew Avery, Statistics
  • Aysha Bodenhamer, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Tatyana Dillard, Industrial Design
  • Lionel Ernest Edwin, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Joshua Guske, Chemistry
  • Cheryl Harrison, Art and Design
  • Cory Hinton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Nathan Johnson, Communication
  • Kelly Kye, Art and Design
  • Chien Yuan Lin, Forestry
  • Huiying Lu, Food Science
  • Daniel Lunk, Art and Design
  • Adrienne McKenzie, Art and Design
  • Matthew Moore, Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences
  • Terry Naranjo, Landscape Architecture
  • Anna Campbell Nickels, Art and Design
  • Lauren Popham, Psychology
  • Seb Prohn, Psychology
  • Alexander Putman, Plant Pathology
  • Sameer Tendulkar, Mechanical Engineering
  • Zhijian Wang, Nuclear Engineering
  • Mary Whitehouse, Psychology
  • Yi Xu, Poultry Science
  • Katharine Youngs, Entomology