Graduate Awards

William Kelso Morrill Award

The William Kelso Morrill Award for Excellence in Mathematics was established in the spring of 1995. It is given each year to the graduate student who best displays the traits of Kelso Morrill in his teaching—love of teaching, love of mathematics, and concern for students. 

Kelso Morrill was born in Baltimore in December of 1903, and came to Johns Hopkins as a freshman in 1921. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work in mathematics at Johns Hopkins. Besides loving mathematics, he also loved lacrosse. He played lacrosse for JHU and then he coached Hopkins lacrosse teams, first as assistant coach and then as head coach 1935-1943, 1945, 1946, and 1950. Even after he stopped coaching he continued to help the new coaches. He taught mathematics at Johns Hopkins University for more than 40 years, from his days as a graduate student until the day of his death in April 1968.

Winners

The following is a complete list of the winners of the award. The recipients are listed by academic year, with the most recent winners listed first.

2013-2014
Winner:           Timothy Tran

2012-2013
Winner:           John Ross

2011-2012
Winner:           Jingzhou Sun

2010-2011
Winner:           Caleb Hussey

2009-2010
Winner:           Sinan Ariturk

2008-2009
Winner:           Jonathan Dahl

2007-2008
Winner:           Hamid Hezari

2006-2007
Winner:           Michael Limarzi

2005-2006
Winners:          Siddique Khan, Thomas Wright

2004-2005
Winners:          Christine Breiner, Hsin-hao Su

2003-2004
Winners:          Heather Angelo, Brian MacDonald

2002-2003
Winners:         Brian Dean, Giuseppe Tinaglia

2001-2002
First Place:      Michael Krebs, Ann Stewart
Runner Up:      Byungchul Cha

2000-2001
First Place:      Alexandru Tupan
Runner Up:      Matthew Harvey

1999-2000
First Place:       Jason Metcalfe 
Runner Up:      Alexandru Tupan

1998-1999
First Place:        Ramin Takloo-Bighash
Runner Up:      Joshua Neuheisel

1997-1998
First Place:       Diego Socolinsky
Runner Up:       Ramin Takloo-Bighash

1996-1997
First Place:       Steve Zimmer
Runner Up:       Diego Socolinsky

1995-1996
First Place:       Dena Cowen
Runner Up:       Lowell Abrams

1994-1995
First Place:       Satayan Devadoss
Runners Up:     Julio Kovacs, Karen Glenn, Deana  Cowen

Professor Joel Dean Awards for Excellence in Teaching

This is an annual award to recognize graduate students and faculty who have exhibited extraordinary performance in
teaching undergraduates. The award was initiated by Joel and Monia Dean with the objective of promoting excellence in
undergraduate education at the Krieger School and funded by the Joel Dean Foundation created by Professor Dean in 1957.

Winners

2015
Faculty: Jesse Gell Redman

Graduate TA: Po-Yao Chang

Graduate TA: Vitaly Lorman

Undergraduate TA: Lauren Icken

2014
TA: Jordan Paschke, Tianyi Ren

Faculty: Mihai Tohaneanu

Undergraduate TA: Helen Fonda

2013
TA: Chenyang Su

Faculty: Maxim Arap

2012
TA: Vitaly Lorman

Faculty: Jose Gomez

2011
TA: John Ross

Faculty: Chenghao Chu

2010
TA: Sarah Novotny, Nicholas Marshburn

Faculty: Andrew Salch, Zuoqin Wang

2009
TA: Joseph Cutrone, Thomas Wright

Faculty: Graeme Wilkin

2008
TA: Yiefi Chen, Siddique Khan

Faculty: Michael Goldberg

2007
TA: Christine Breiner, Brian MacDonald

Faculty: Michael Ching

2006
TA: Ann Stewart, Hsin-Hao Su

Faculty: Qiao Zhang 

Other Graduate Student Awards

2008-2009
Math Excellence in Teaching Awards:
Joseph Cutrone & Thomas Wright

2008-2009
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Assistant Awards:
Joseph Cutrone

2007-2008
Math Excellence in Teaching Awards:
Yefei Chen & Siddique Khan

2006-2007
Math Excellence in Teaching Awards:
Christine Breiner & Brian Macdonald

2005-2006:
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Assistant Awards:Yifei Chen

2005-2006:
Math Excellence in Teaching Awards: 
Ann Stewart & Hsin-hao Su

2000-2001
Teaching Assistantship in Excellence Award:  
Ramin Takloo-Bighash

Clay Mathematics Institute Liftoff Award:
Ramin Takloo-Bighash