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 and 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.

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

  • The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award: Enrique Mallada (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • The William H. Huggins Excellence in Teaching Award: Jeremy Brown (Mechanical Engineering)
  • The Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award: Sakul Ratanalert (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
  • The Capers and Marion McDonald for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Sridevi Sarma (Biomedical Engineering)
  • The George M.L. Sommerman Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: Yu Fu (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

  • 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
  • Michael Miller – Biomedical Engineering Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising

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

  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising Robert C. Cammarata, Materials Science and Engineering

  • 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)
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Gabor Fichtinger – Engineering Research CEnter for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technologies

  • Larry Aronhime – Center for Leadership Education (EN)
  • Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Todd Hufnagel – Materials Science and Engineering

  • 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)