Crenson-Hertz Award for Community-Based Learning

The Crenson-Hertz Award is an award for Community-Based Learning and Participatory Research. It is established in honor of emeritus faculty members, Matthew Crenson and Neil Hertz. The annual award is given to one or two faculty member who are dedicated to community engagement. This is displayed through their teaching, academic program development, and/or research that has enriched student learning and established meaningful community partnerships. Check out the award recipients below and consider nominating a faculty member.

Questions? Contact Shawntay Stocks, Assistant Director of Engaged Scholarship.

Nomination Process

We are now accepting nominations for The Crenson-Hertz Award until Friday, March 30, 2018.

Students, faculty, staff, and community partners can nominate any full-time JHU faculty member. Self-nominations are not accepted. Awards are usually selected in April and presented to the award recipients in May during an award celebration. Winners will have their name added to the Crenson-Hertz wall plaque (located in Levering Hall) and receive a $500 award.

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Crenson-Hertz Award Recipient List

2018 Award Recipient

headshot of Tristan DaviesTristan Davies, Senior Lecturer in Writing Seminars and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Tristan Davies was selected as the winner of the 2018 Crenson-Hertz Award for Community-Based Learning and Participatory Research due in part to his long time partnership with Roland Park Elementary/Middle School through The Write Place. Tristan is committed to enhancing community-based learning at JHU through his work with the Center for Social Concern and active participation in CBL faculty meetings.

2017 Award Recipient

Dr. Linda Gorman, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Teaching Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dr. Gorman has been recognized for taking neuroscience beyond the walls of the classroom and for her engaging teaching style. For over 14 years, the Making Neuroscience Fun Program has both enriched Baltimore area youth but also Johns Hopkins students. Dr. Gorman’s other efforts include HopKids, Aphasia Life Enrichment, and Kids Enjoying Exercise Now. View HUB article now.

2016 Award Recipient

Dora Malech, Assistant Professor, Writing Seminars

2015 Award Recipients

Dr. James Goodyear, former Associate Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health

Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, Director, Program in Museums and Society

2014 Award Recipients

Claude Guillemard, Senior Lecturer, French Program, German and Romance Languages and Literatures

Dr. William Smedick, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master’s in Engineering Management Internship Program, Center for Leadership Education

2013 Award Recipient

Lisa Folda, former Assistant Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health

2012 Award Recipient

Lee Bone, Associate Professor, Health, Behavior, and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health