Professor Hazen was awarded the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award on February 16, 2012. Professor Hazen has been teaching at George Mason since 1990. While at GMU, Professor Hazen has worked with fellow Robinson Professor, James Trefil, developing a curricula dedicated to teaching scientific literacy. He teaches courses on symmetry in art and science, on images of the scientist in popular culture, and on scientific ethics. Professor Hazen has also developed two video courses, The Joy of Science and The Origins of Life.