Graduate Teaching Fellows Mentoring Program

About the Program

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at Radford University provides graduate student instructors with a structured environment in which to build their teaching skills. Our collegial program shares teaching ideas, lesson plans, grading strategies, problems, and successes.

The GTA/F Program supports Radford University’s emphasis on pedagogy. Graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows are assigned to an experienced English faculty member with whom they work closely in planning and teaching Core classes. This unique learning experience cannot be attained in conventional graduate courses.

Applicants should contact  Dr. Paul Witkowsky, English Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Amanda Kellogg, Assistant Graduate Recruitment Coordinator, or Dr. Frank Napolitano, GTF Program Coordinator. 

Stipends and Tuition Waivers

In-state first-year Graduate Teaching Assistants receive a full tuition waiver for 9 graduate credit hours (the typical course load) each semester and a $10,000 stipend per year.

In-state second-year GTFs receive a full tuition waiver for 9 graduate credit hours (the typical course load) each semester and an $11,000 stipend per year.

The program offers a limited number of full tuition waivers and stipends for out-of-state students.

Mentoring Program Spotlight

August 2016

Welcome, new Graduate Teaching Assistants!

The Mentoring Program would like to welcome Emily Deacon, Andy Geels, Jessica Mattox, and Marti Williams. We're so excited to have them on board, and we know that they're going to do great things in their teaching teams.

Picture of New Graduate Teaching Assistants Emily Deacon, Andy Geels, Jessica Mattox, and Marti Williams

New Graduate Teaching Assistants Emily Deacon, Andy Geels, Jessica Mattox, and Marti Williams

Summer 2016

We're so proud of our Graduate Teaching Fellows who represented Radford University by presenting papers at professional conferences.

Melanie Graham (M.A. '16) presented a paper entitled " 'Watch Out, Boys, She'll Chew You Up': Percy Shelly's Ambivalence at Beatrice Cenci," at The 1816 Conference: Creativity and Turmoil, at the University of Sheffield, England, on Monday, June 27.

Catelin Turman (M.A. '17) presented a paper entitled "Partly from Curiosity, and Partly from Idleness: the Monstrosity of Emma Woodhouse and Victor Frankenstein," at The 1816 Conference: Creativity and Turmoil, at the University of Sheffield, England, on Saturday, June 25.