English's Jeewon Yoo is one of ten graduate students honored for excellence in teaching

Written by
Jennifer Altmann for the Office of Communications
May 18, 2023

The Graduate School has presented 10 graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers.

Winners were selected by a committee chaired by Lisa Schreyer, deputy dean of the Graduate School, and composed of the academic affairs deans and staff from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The nominations were made by academic departments and programs. Each winner receives $1,000.

The awardees are Eleanor Gordon-Smith from the Department of Philosophy, Nicolas Hommel from the Department of Economics, Hannah McLaughlin from the Department of Music, Evelyn Navarro Salazar from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Calvin Spolar from the Department of Chemistry, Aaron Su from the Department of Anthropology, William Wen from the Department of Politics, and Jessica Ye from the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

Christopher Parton from the Department of Music was honored with the Quin Morton Graduate Teaching Award for instructors in the Princeton Writing Program, and Jeewon Yoo from the Department of English was recognized with the Collaborative Teaching Initiative (CTI) Graduate Teaching Award.

Jeewon Yoo

Jeewon Yoo is expected to graduate this year with a Ph.D. in English. He served as the lead instructor for “Art of Comedy” and as an AI for “Sally Rooney and Her Contemporaries.”

Fintan O’Toole, Visiting Leonard Milberg ’53 Professor of Irish Letters, praised the way Yoo “communicated with confidence, charm and clarity. He engaged with the students in a way that was always lively, warm, and encouraging, but also challenging and stimulating.”

“Jeewon helmed the most vibrant class discussions I have ever had in my Princeton career,” said one student. “Whenever I spoke in class, he would continue to push my thinking, until I ended up with a profound idea I didn’t even know I was capable of formulating.”

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