Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 20, 1996

On Teaching:
Peabody and
Medicine Announce
Teaching Award

In last week's issue of The Gazette, we featured some of the recipients of the Alumni Association's Excellence in Teaching Awards. Because some academic divisions announce their winners just before or during their respective diploma ceremonies, we have staggered publication to accommodate their presentations.


Phyllis Bryn-Julson Voice Department

Even before from graduating Syracuse University, Bryn-Julson launched a celebrated international career as a soprano, which has spanned several countries and included 48 recordings. She is highly acclaimed for her interpretations of Bach oratorios, chamber music and concert repertoire, which she has performed with major U.S. and European orchestras, as well as at music festivals all over the world. During Peabody Symphony's 1987 Russian tour, she presented the first master class by an American at the Moscow Conservatory.

Bryn-Julson joined the Peabody faculty in 1984 and has since demonstrated a deep commitment to her students. In the citation accompanying her award, she is called "an inspiration and mentor to students, helping more than a few to successful careers in music. ...[She has] successfully combined in [her] teaching the same energy, skill and sensitivity so abundant in [her] singing. The result has been of particular importance [not only to her] students but of great benefit to all in the Peabody community."

School of Medicine

William Richard Green, professor Department of Ophthalmology

Green, who won the teaching award for investing in the teaching of both pre- and post-doctoral students at the highest order, joined the medical faculty in 1968 as an assistant professor in the departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology. Colleagues who nominated Green said that "when the history of 20th-century eye pathology is written, it will be apparent that Professor Green's monumental outpouring of new knowledge has indispensably enhanced almost all the major clinical advances we now associate with ophthalmology's remarkable level of technical and intellectual achievement."

During his nearly 30 years at Hopkins, Green has not only taught some of the world's leading eye pathologists, but has also fostered collaborations leading to important scientific discoveries and publications with more than 215 residents, 120 post-residency fellows and hundreds of other students and colleagues.

Go back to Previous Page

Go to Gazette Homepage