Professor Rachel Bailey Honored with Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

School of Communication Associate Professor Rachel Bailey has been honored as one of the recipients of FSU’s 2024 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.

“It’s lovely to be recognized for my work,” Bailey said. “I’m committed to being the best graduate mentor I can be.”

This award honors faculty who help graduate students develop their disciplinary expertise through areas such as formal coursework or advising theses, dissertations, and recitals. The award is part of the University Teaching Awards program that recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. It is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni.

Dr. Bailey was the director of the School of Communication doctoral program for over three years, and helped develop the new doctoral coursework, COM 5408 Philosophy of Inquiry and Pedagogy. She also helps in mentoring a number of students.

“I am happy for Dr. Bailey. She has been a shining example of selflessness in her mentoring of our doctoral students,” School of Communication Director Dr. Patrick Merle said. “This recognition is deserved. She continues to set good standards for our school.”

Dr. Bailey would like to thank her cohort of doctoral students as well as Dr. Patrick Merle for all of his support along the way.