The 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. Read the recipient list below.

Crenson-Hertz Award Recipient List

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

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, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health

2012 Award Recipient

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

Nomination Process:

We are now accepting nominations for The Crenson-Hertz Award until Friday, April 17, 2017. Learn about the Crenson-Hertz Award nomination process below.

Students, faculty, staff, and community partners can nominate any full-time JHU faculty member. Self-nominations are not accepted. To nominate someone, please send a letter to Gia Grier McGinnis. Please include the following information:

  • Nominee’s Name
  • Nominee’s Email Address:
  • Nominator (Name, Title, and Relationship with Nominee)

Awards are usually selected in April and presented in May. Winners will have their name added to the Crenson-Hertz wall plaque (located in Levering Hall) and receive a $500 award.