Kraft Awarded 2022 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

April 8, 2022

Kraft Awarded 2022 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Nicole Kraft receives award

Nicole Kraft was recently awarded the 2022 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at Ohio State. She is one of only 10 educators to be recognized this year. 

The award was announced during Kraft’s class, COMM 2221: Media Writing and Editing. Kraft was surprised by a group that included Senior Vice Provost Kay Wolf, Vice Provost Helen Malone, Executive Dean David Horn, Dean Ryan King, and School of Communication Director Kelly Garrett. Her son, a current Ohio State student, and husband were also in attendance.

Students, faculty and alumni may nominate faculty for this award. A committee of students, previous recipients and alumni choose the recipients.

Recipients are recognized with a $5,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Advancement and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient’s base salary. Members are also inducted into the Academy of Teaching.

Full-time Ohio State faculty members on all campuses with the rank of instructor through full professor in the clinical or tenure track who, in the past three years, have taught undergraduate and/or graduate/professional students are eligible for this award.