Gotkin to Receive the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students

Picture of doctoral student Kevin Gotkin at Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn

Doctoral student Kevin Gotkin is a recipient of the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students, which is presented by the office of the Penn Provost for Education. The prize recognizes the profound impact of graduate students on undergraduate education at Penn. Nominations come directly from undergraduates. Ten prizes are awarded annually.

Gotkin is the first Annenberg graduate student to receive this award, which has been presented annually since 2000. He was one of 30 finalists from a pool of over 350 nominations.

Gotkin was described as a “naturally gifted, genuinely committed, and refreshingly creative TA,” by Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Adjunct Full Professor of Communication in her letter recommending Gotkin for the prize.

“What really sets Kevin apart from his peers is his commitment to students outside of class hours. I have seen Kevin work with his students … he is patient, encouraging, and able to get the students to do their best possible work.”

A reception honoring all 10 recipients will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 4 p.m., at the Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk.