Congratulations to Ryan Calder for Receiving the KSAS Faculty Graduate Teaching /Mentoring Award!

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“Professor Calder has been an incredibly generous mentor, helping all graduate students in the sociology department navigate their way through the program. He has had the most important influence on my development as a scholar.”

“Professor Calder’s approach to graduate mentorship promotes diversity and a culture of inclusion. Even if there are academic differences involved, he is always able to remain open-minded, to listen and understand the academic arguments a student is attempting to make, and offer even opposing viewpoints in a way that is constructive and helpful to the student’s progress.”

“I have been a teaching assistant for Ryan for the past two semesters, and he has played a mentoring role for me. He models excellent teaching methods, demonstrates a deep commitment to his undergraduate students, and works hard to make sure that his TAs are supported and feel valued”