High-quality teaching assistance is critical to the educational mission of the Criminal Justice department and university. Fourth year PhD student and teaching assistant Steven Chen has won this year's CLA TA (SR) Teaching Award. In his time here at Temple, Steven has assisted 5 different instructors in 19 courses. These comprise 13 different courses, covering all ranges of difficulty from introductory-level courses to methodological courses to capstone/writing intensive courses. This alone speaks to the wide experience Steven has accumulated and opportunities to help our undergraduate students literally at all levels of their academic careers. Most importantly, throughout all these courses, Steven has demonstrated unwavering dedication, unlimited patience, and extraordinary ability to meet students where they are in order to see them succeed in their various academic endeavors. Complementing his excellent teaching, Steven is also a gifted scholar and is genuinely dedicated to our department's institutional goals and the profession at large. He has worked collaboratively with his advisor and other colleagues on several research projects, manuscripts, and conference presentations, and has served the department and the discipline in multiple capacities. Steven is advised by Dr. Rely Vîlcică.