Political Science PhD Candidate Leslie Marshall Wins Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

Political Science PhD Candidate Leslie Marshall was awarded an Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award in April 2017. The Baranger Award recognizes outstanding teaching and monitorship by graduate students at Pitt. This award is well deserved. Congratulations Leslie!


The A&S GSO Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Awards acknowledge excellence in graduate student teaching across the Arts & Sciences. Awards are presented to two students nominated by faculty, fellow graduate students, and undergraduates, in each of the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities. The award, which is given in April, is named after Elizabeth Baranger, former Dean and, later, Vice-Provost of the School of Arts & Sciences.

The purpose of the teaching award is to:

  • Recognize and reward outstanding teaching by graduate students at Pitt
  • Make teaching by graduate students more visible and valued on campus
  • Raise the standards of the teaching by graduate students
  • Contribute to or spark discussions about what constitutes good teaching by graduate students on campus
  • Help graduate students prepare professionally for teaching careers