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.

List of Awards

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.

For nominations in the Whiting School of Engineering, contact Betty Zee.

 

Past WSE Winners

William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award: Najim Dehak

Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award: Illysa Izenberg

The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: Mohit Singhala

Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Jeffery Gray

The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award: Dennice Gayme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

Larry Aronhime – Center for Leadership Education (EN)

Louis Whitcomb – Mechanical Engineering (EN)

Simil Roupe – Biomedical Engineering (TA, EN)

Wilson Rugh – Electrical & Computer Engineering (EN)

Charles Meneveau – Mechanical Engineering (EN)

Lori Graham – Civil Engineering (EN)

Joshua Jay Reiter – Mathematical Sciences (EN)

S. Rao Kosaraju – Computer Engineering (EN)

Nicholas Jones – Civil Engineering (EN)