Excellence in Teaching Awards

Since 1992, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association has annually honored faculty throughout the university who excel in the art of teaching. The nomination and selection methods differ by school, but students must be involved in the process. Besides the the Alumni Association award, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering offer additional teaching awards to professors who inspire their students and to teaching assistants who demonstrate expertise in the classroom.

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 the same award 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, as well as a description of what makes this teacher different from other good teachers at Homewood. Tell us about style and effectiveness, giving specific, concrete examples.

For teaching assistant awards, nominations must include the name and department of the TA, as well as a description of his or her style and effectiveness. Please use specific, concrete examples.

For nominations in the Krieger School of Arts and Science, please fill out the Teaching Award Nomination form.

The 2018 award deadline was Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Krieger School Awards

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistant Award

This award honors the best graduate teaching assistants in the School of Arts and Sciences. These teaching assistants are commended for the care and concern they take with their subject and their students.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

This award is given to a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate students.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Advising Award
This award is given to honor a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated a dedication to undergraduates and their education though excellence in advising.

Other Awards

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.

Winning faculty cannot win again for three years.

2018

Krieger School Awards

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Aliza Watters, Lecturer, Program in Expository Writing

Faculty Graduate Teaching/Mentoring Award

  • Douglas Mao, Professor, English

Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award

  • Sydney Van Morgan, Director, International Studies Program

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Aniruddha Dey, Teaching Assistant, Chemistry

Other Awards

The George E. Owen Teaching Award

  • Kristin Cook-Gailloud, Senior Lecturer, German and Romance Languages and Literature

2017

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Karen Masterson, Lecturer, The Writing Seminars

Faculty Graduate Teaching/Mentoring Award

  • Anne Eakin Moss, Assistant Professor, Humanities Center

Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award

  • Colin Wilson, Associate Professor, Cognitive Science

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Tiny Ren, Graduate Assistant, Mathematics

2016

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Barbara Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Economics

Faculty Graduate Teaching/Mentoring Award

  • Theodore Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor, Near Eastern Studies

Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award

  • Michael McCloskey, Professor, Cognitive Science

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Elizabeth Mendenhall, Graduate Assistant, Political Science
  • Charles Hussong, Graduate Assistant, Physics and Astronomy

2015

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Jonathan Flombaum, Psychological and Brain Sciences Faculty

Graduate Teaching Award

  • Michael Fried, Professor, J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities

Undergraduate Advising Undergraduate Advising Award

  • Alison Papadakis, Associate Teaching Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Elizabeth Talbert, Graduate Assistant, Sociology

2014

Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Christopher Falzone, Professor, Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Katrina Ferrara, Graduate Assistant, Cognitive Science
  • Harry Lang, Graduate Assistant, Mathematics

2013

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Mary Bensabott-Ott, German and Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Stewart Hendry, Mind/Brain Institute

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Ryan Bush, Economics
  • Dan Pasciuti, Sociology
  • Cody Pitts, Chemistry

2012

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Justin Halberda, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Petar Maksimovic, Physics and Astronomy

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Tyler Chavez, Chemistry
  • Charles Phillips, Political Science

2011

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Emily Fisher, Biology

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Imtiaz Billah, Chemistry
  • Sunil Vaswani, Political Science

2010

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Stefanie DeLuca, Sociology

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Christian Villenas, Political Science

2009

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Lester Spence, Political Science
  • Elizabeth Rodini, History of Art

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Marieke Wilson, Anthropology
  • Joe Cutrone, Mathematics
  • Martin Carrion, German and Romance Languages and Literatures

2008

Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Joel Grossman, Economics
  • Douglas Barrick, Biophysics

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Viplav Saini, Economics

2007

  • Silvio Contessi, Economics
  • Matthew Crenson, Political Science
  • Claude Guillemard, German and Romance Languages and Literatures

2006

  • David Klein, Chemistry
  • Trina Schroer, Biology
  • Bruce Barnett, Physics and Astronomy
  • Yifei Chen, Mathematics
  • Simon Sheppard, Political Science
  • Hyun Youk, Physics and Astronomy

2005

  • Daniel Deudney, Political Science
  • Stephen Dixon, Writing Seminars
  • Boncho Dragiyski, Romance Languages (TA)
  • Aili Zheng, German (TA)
  • Daniel Levine, Political Science (TA)

2004

  • Jeffrey Brooks, History
  • Caline Karam, Biology (TA)
  • Lars Tonder, Political Science (TA)
  • Mike Krebs, Mathematics (TA)

2003

  • David Nirenberg, History
  • Manual Colas-Gil, Romance Languages (TA)
  • Jason Labonte, Chemistry (TA)

2002

  • Felicity Northcott, Anthropology
  • Michael Boyer, Physics & Astronomy (TA)

2001

  • Liman Lievens, Language Teaching Center
  • Tristan Davies, Writing Seminars
  • Jacques Miniane, Economics (TA)
  • Ramin Takloo-Bighash, Mathematics (TA)