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Sociology Faculty Acknowledged for Work in the Classroom

Bobby Jo Otto

Thank-a-Teacher notes highlight UGA’s caring and welcoming educators

For the last 15 years, UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has organized the Thank-a-Teacher program, which allows students to write notes to the professors and teaching assistants who made an impact on their college experience. From recent notes, teachers at UGA went above and beyond to make their classrooms a comfortable learning environment for their students, and it is clear from these thank you notes that this inspired many of their students.

Bobby Jo Otto
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Course: POLS/SOCI 3700: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (Fall 2023)

“Thank you so much Dr. Otto! You are a fantastic teacher who truly loves what you are teaching, deeply cares about your students, and brings a captivating energy to class each day. Thank you for being personable and relatable. You are one of the only teachers I’ve had that asks how each of your students are doing at the beginning of each class and listens to our concerns, not just about your class, but our other classes and responsibilities. You are a great role model and person that I hope to continue to learn from.

— Abby Cushing