Teaching Awards

Barbara Taustine Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

This award is funded by a gift from the husband and children of Barbara Taustine Plattus, a public school teacher and part-time faculty member at UofL who was passionate about English, theater, and teaching. To be considered for this award, GTAs submit a teaching portfolio at the end of the spring semester. The winners are selected by the English Department’s Composition Committee; in recent years, one award has gone to an MA student and one to a PhD student. The amount of the award changes annually based on the endowment.

Congratulations to Zoë Litzenberg and Lauren Fusilier, winners of the 2021-2022 Plattus Award!

Litzenberg Photo of Lauren Fusilier


Recent Plattus Award Winners

PTL Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing

This award recognizes the outstanding teaching of part-time faculty members in the composition program. The award (currently $250) is funded by the English Department; previously, it was sponsored by Gray's Bookstore until the bookstore closed. To be considered for this award, part-time faculty submit a teaching portfolio at the end of the spring semester. The winners are selected by a committee that includes the previous year’s winner and the assistant directors of the composition program.

Congratulations to Megen Boyett, winner of the 2021-2022 PTL Award!


Recent PTL Award Winners