The Graduate Student Teaching Award honors graduate student excellence in instruction.
Coralyn Foults Nottingham
Coralyn Foults Nottingham, a doctoral candidate in English, handles her teaching with grace and her students with care. Her teaching evaluation scores for her work in the award-winning first-year composition program are consistently high, and students praise her ability to help them learn while caring for them as individuals. Nottingham’s success in the classroom is only part of her successful teaching. Over the past two years, she has served as assistant director of the Writing Center and assistant director of composition. In both roles, she has excelled at teaching of a different sort—training tutors in the Writing Center and mentoring new graduate teaching assistants teaching first-year composition. Faculty members say Nottingham is an exceptional scholar who frequently speaks at major conferences and whose dissertation represents important work in examining the intersection of women’s writing, war experiences, and notions of domesticity.