Johns Hopkins University
 Department of Mathematics
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William Kelso Morrill Award

Description and Background of the 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, 1903, and came to Johns Hopkins as a freshman in 1921. He did 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 from 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 over 40 years, from his days as a graduate student until the day of his death in April, 1968.

Winners of the Award

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.

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
 

 Other Graduate Student Awards
For the Department of Mathematics

2012-2013
Joel Dean Awards for Excellence in Teaching:
Chenyang Su

2011-2012
Joel Dean Awards for Excellence in Teaching:
Vitaly Lorman

2010-2011
Joel Dean Awards for Excellence in Teaching:
Joseph Cutrone & Thomas Wright

2009-2010
Joel Dean Awards for Excellence in Teaching:
Nicholas Marshburn & Sarah Novotny

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     
 
 

2013 Mathematics Spring Awards

2012 Mathematics Spring Awards

2011 Mathematics Spring Awards

2010 Mathematics Spring Awards

2009 Mathematics Spring Awards

2008 Mathematics Spring Awards

2007 Mathematics Spring Awards

2006 Mathematics Spring Awards (wmv video)