Meet some students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching. Click on the images to read an interview with each of our featured alumni.

  • Stephanie Bianco

    "I am still amazed by the practicality and relevance of the GCCUT curriculum; it's designed and balanced so intentionally. It provided me with solid tools and a foundational theoretical knowledge, all the while inspiring a deep appreciation for the nuances and stoking a sense of wonder in the power of education. "

    Stephanie completed the GCCUT program in 2018 and graduated from OSU with an M.S. in Water Resource Engineering in 2018. She is currently a Program Coordinator and Student Services Advisor at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Lauren DiCarlo

    "The GCCUT program taught me how to develop enriching and experiential courses. It prepared me with a well-rounded teaching portfolio and a detailed teaching philosophy that I believe helped me in being selected for an interview. During my interview, I was able to use a short hands-on teaching activity that I designed in the GCCUT program during my teaching demonstration."

    Lauren completed the GCCUT program in 2016 and graduated from OSU with a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife in 2018. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Westfield State University.

  • Melissa McCracken

    "From this program, I walked away with a theoretical foundation on learning in higher ed, as well as practical skills and resources that I am currently using to develop new courses and work with my current students. I believe that this program was just as important to my development as a teacher and scholar as completing my Ph.D."

    Melissa McCracken was in the 2017 cohort of the GCCUT program. She completed the GCCUT program in 2018 and graduated from OSU with a Ph.D. in Geography in 2019. She is currently an Assistant Professor of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University.

For more of our past students, please visit the Student Testimonial Archive.