Academic teaching is an integral facet of doctoral student education. It offers doctoral students the opportunity to further their scholarly and professional development and to become stewards of the discipline who engage in both the development and dissemination of knowledge.
"I was a Teaching Assistant for two sections of Social Welfare Programs and Policies I. The opportunity to serve as a TA this semester for Darcey was rewarding because it allowed me to work directly with students while strengthening my teaching skills. I really enjoyed the collaboration that Darcey and I had throughout the semester in planning the course and working to ensure that students were able to get the most out of the class."
Rachel D. Ludeke, LMSW; PhD Student; President, Doctoral Student Association
Mentor: Dr. Darcey Merritt
"Being a Teaching Assistant [Research 1] has provided me with an opportunity to develop a foundation in teaching under the mentorship of Dr. Munson. This experience has given me the opportunity to understand classroom dynamics from an instructor’s perspective, as well as to grow in my ability to be an independent lecturer and teacher. The opportunity to assist in all aspects of the course and receive valuable feedback from Dr. Munson has prepared me to successfully lead classes in the future."
Lynden Bond, PhD Student
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Munson