PhD student Andrew Read-McFarland wins Curtis Award

May 3, 2019

Photo of Dean Margaret Kearney and PhD student Andrew Read-McFarland

Second-year PhD student Andrew Read-McFarland was selected as one of the winners of the 2019 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Andrew was recognized by faculty and students as consistently going above and beyond the expectations for a graduate TA. Professor Lane Hemaspaandra noted, "Andrew was an exceptional TA. He showed true affinity for the material, and dedication to helping young minds not just learn the material, but also see its beauty and applicability. He was very generous with his time, he truly cared, and as a cherry on top he was strong even on the type of logistics that people think are boring yet actually are an important part of supporting the students."