Congratulations to Meghan Burns

Every year, a committee of English department graduate students selects one of their peers to receive the Aetna Graduate Teaching Award. This award recognizes a graduate student’s sustained commitment to and excellence in the teaching of writing. The committee is pleased to have chosen Meghan Burns for this year’s award.

Members of the committee were especially impressed by Meghan’s thoughtful and extensive feedback on student writing; her assignments, which combined innovativeness and fidelity to the pedagogical ideals of our program; and the wide variety of activities that she employed in her lesson plans, which genuinely created the lab- or workshop-like space for student engagement with writing to which so many of us, as instructors, aspire.