Linda Gorman, a teaching professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and in the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, has received the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' 2017 Crenson-Hertz Award for Community-Based Learning and Participatory Research, established in honor of emeritus faculty members Matthew Crenson and Neil Hertz. The annual award is given to one or two faculty members who are dedicated to community engagement.
Gorman has been recognized for taking neuroscience beyond the walls of the classroom and for her engaging teaching style. For more than 14 years, the Making Neuroscience Fun program she founded has enriched both Baltimore area youth and Johns Hopkins students. Gorman's other efforts include HopKids, Aphasia Life Enrichment, and Kids Enjoying Exercise Now.