Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching


The Fannie Cox prize was established through a gift from Gardner Hendrie ’54. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of exceptional teaching (preferably in introductory courses); it carries a $10,000 personal award and $40,000 in unrestricted support for teaching and research.  

Winners are nominated by faculty at large and selected by a committee composed of past award recipients. The committee makes selections based on the candidate’s ability to inspire students, instill in them a passion for science, and effectively communicate complex ideas.


Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients!

  • Dr. Joseph Blitzstein, Professor of the Practice in Statistics;
  • Dr. Stephanie Pierce, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; and
  • Dr. John Shaw, Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering