Skip to main content

Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring Awards

The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Whiting School of Engineering annually honor faculty who excel in the arts of teaching, advising, and mentoring. A particular award is also dedicated to excellence in teaching by a graduate teaching assistant. Faculty, teaching assistants, and undergraduate students are involved in the assessment of the nominees and the selection of the awardees. Whiting School awards are presented at the school’s annual awards convocation.

For faculty awards, any professor, instructor, or lecturer who has taught at any level on a regular basis in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering for at least three years may be nominated. Faculty are ineligible to win an award for the same activity more than once in three years.

Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and alumni may submit nominations. Nominations must include the name and department of the professor or teaching assistant and are expected to provide descriptions of how the nominee has met one or more of the criteria for the award. These criteria include actively engaging students, building community, impacting students’ lives, promoting diversity, and fostering a culture of inclusion. In drafting your nomination, please provide specific, concrete examples of how the nominee has met these criteria.

The nomination period has closed.


For KSAS and WSE

Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Funded by the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, this award recognizes excellence in teaching. Past recipients have been honored for their enthusiasm in the classroom, interest in their students, and ability to teach complex and difficult information. An award will be given both to a Krieger School of Arts and Sciences nominee and a Whiting School of Engineering nominee.

The George E. Owen Teaching Award

This award was established by the 1982 Student Council to honor George E. Owen, who was dean of the Homewood Faculties. It is awarded annually by the Student Council for outstanding teaching and devotion to undergraduates. The award may be given to a faculty member in either the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering.


WSE only

William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching in the Whiting School of Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a demonstrated dedication to students.

Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is given for commitment to and excellence in instruction in the Whiting School of Engineering, success in instilling the desire to learn, and dedication to undergraduate students.

The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
This award recognizes outstanding performance as a graduate teaching assistant in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
This award honors those teachers, researchers, and administrators who have consistently supported the personal and professional development of their students.


Visit the KSAS Teaching Awards website for a list of KSAS-only teaching awards.

2019
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Daniel Naiman
  • Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Eileen Haase
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
    Chin-Fu Liu
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising:
    Nicholas Durr
  • The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Michael Schatz
2018
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Benjamin Langmead
  • Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Amir Manbachi
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
    Yufan He
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising:
    Cathy Jancuk
  • The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award:
    David Kraemer
2017
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Tamer Zaki
  • Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Joanne Selinski
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
    Pushpendre Rastogi
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising:
    Orla Wilson
  • The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Michael Beer
2016
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Felim Mac Gabhann
  • Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Sara M. More
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
    Matthew Kerr
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising:
    Steven Marra
  • The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Illysa B. Izenberg
2015
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Peter Frölich, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
  • Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award:
    Sridevi Sarma, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
    Ebuka Arinze, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising:
    David Yue, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • The JHU Alumni Teaching Award:
    Nathan Scott, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2014
  • Yair Amir, Computer Science — Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Eric Rice, Center for Leadership Education — William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Orla Wilson, Materials Science & Engineering — Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Soraya Bailey, Mechanical Engineering — Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence
  • Carmen Kut, Biomedical Engineering — George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
2013
  • Jason Eisner – Computer Science
    William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching
  • Donniel Fishkind – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
    Robert H. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching
  • Eileen Haase – Biomedical Engineering
    George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Courtney Gonzalez – Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
    Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
  • Michael Miller – Biomedical Engineering
2012
  • Faculty
    Danielle Tarraf, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching
    Jonah Erlebacher, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Robert H. Pond, Sr., Excellence in Teaching
    Eileen Haase, Biomedical Engineering
  • George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
    Matthew Sedlock, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
    Lise Dahuron, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2011
  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching
    Lester Su, Mechanical Engineering
  • 
William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching
    Louis Whitcomb, Mechanical Engineering
  • 
Robert H. Pond, Sr., Excellence in Teaching
    Kostantinos Konstantopoulos, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
    Chunwoo Kim, Mechanical Engineering
  • 
Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
    Carey Priebe, Applied Math & Statistics
2009
  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching:
    David Yue, Biomedical Engineering
  • William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching
    Fred Torcaso, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Robert H. Pond, Sr., Excellence in Teaching
    S. Rao Kosaraju, Computer Science
  • George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
    Brendan DeTemple, Geography and Environmental Engineering
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
    Trac Tran, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2008
  • Hai-Quan Mao, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Lori L. Brady, Civil Engineering
  • Carey Priebe, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • William Ball, Geography and Environmental Engineering
  • Jorge Bernate, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2007
  • Hedy V. Alavi – Department of Geography Environmental Engineering (EN)
  • Mark Franceschin – Center for Leadership Education (EN)
  • Gloria Olivier – Department of Chemical and Biomolecular (EN)
  • Lester Su – Department of Mechanical Engineering (EN)
  • Trac V. Tran – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EN)
2006
  • Jeffrey Gray – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (EN)
  • Lester Su – Mechanical Engineering
  • Donniell Fishkind – Applied Mathematics and Statistics (EN)
  • Take Nakama – Applied Mathematics and Statistics (EN)
2005
  • Larry Aronhime – Center for Leadership Education (EN)
2004
  • Louis Whitcomb – Mechanical Engineering (EN)
  • Simil Roupe – Biomedical Engineering (TA, EN)
2003
  • Wilson Rugh – Electrical & Computer Engineering (EN)
  • Charles Meneveau – Mechanical Engineering (EN)
2002
  • Lori Graham – Civil Engineering (EN)
  • Joshua Jay Reiter – Mathematical Sciences (EN)
2001
  • S. Rao Kosaraju – Computer Engineering (EN)
  • Nicholas Jones – Civil Engineering (EN)
For nominations in the Whiting School of Engineering: Betty Zee
Back to top