Carnegie Mellon University

College Teaching Awards

The College Teaching Awards honor exemplary teaching by faculty members within the seven colleges at Carnegie Mellon. Each college selects their own recipient(s) based on specific criteria and they are chosen throughout the academic year, depending on the college's award cycle. The most recent awardees are again recognized at the Celebration of Education Award Ceremony.

College of Engineering

Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award

Jiang-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu headshotJiang-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu
ABB Professor; Director, Data Storage Systems Center


Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award

Gregory Kesden headshotGregory Kesden
Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


College of Fine Arts

Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award

Awarded Posthumously

Lance LaDuke headshotLance LaDuke
Associate Teaching Professor in Euphonium and Music Entrepreneurship


Lance passed away in December 2023 after a tragic accident, and is mourned by the entire CMU and School of Music community.

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service

Gang Liu headshotGang Liu
Teaching Professor, Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics


Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Martcia Wade Teaching Award

Akshaya Jha headshotAkshaya Jha
Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy


Mellon College of Science

The Julius Ashkin Teaching Award

Kenneth Hovis headshotKenneth Hovis
Associate Teaching Professor and MCS Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives



The Richard Moore Education Award

Karen Stump headshotKaren Stump
Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Chemistry


School of Computer Science

Herbert A. Simon Award for Teaching Excellence

Daniel Anderson headshotDaniel Anderson
Assistant Teaching Professor



Tepper School of Business

Gerald L. Thompson Teaching Award in the B.S. Business Administration Program

Robert T. Monroe headshotRobert T. Monroe
Teaching Professor of Business Technologies



Richard M. Cyert Teaching Award in the B.S. Economics Program

Laurence Ales headshotLaurence Ales
Professor of Economics



George Leland Bach Excellence in Teaching Award

Meredith Meyer Grelli headshotMeredith Meyer Grelli
Assistant Professor