BSCI's Faculty Member Among the Finalists for the Distinguished Teaching Award
John Johnson, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent Campus is among the finalists for the distinguished teaching award. Ten faculty finalists were chosen from a group of more than 250 nominations for this year’s 47th Annual Kent State University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. The three recipients of the award will receive a $1,500 cash prize and a crystal apple, and they will be honored at the University Teaching Council Conference luncheon on Friday, Oct 24.
Each year, the Kent State University Alumni Association recognizes Kent State’s outstanding faculty members by awarding three nominated educators with the Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is the most prestigious award that Kent State accords to full-time, tenure-track faculty members.
In order to be nominated, faculty members must have been employed at the university for at least seven years and be in a tenure-track position.
Materials provided regarding his nomination reveal that Dr. Johnsons is able to communicate the complex material behind neuroscience in a clear and interesting way. Students who learn from Johnson know how challenging, yet rewarding, his assignments are.
“Dr. Johnson’s breadth of knowledge on the subject of neuroscience was simply astonishing,” a student nomination letter states. “He always knew what the latest findings were, and could always help with challenging assignments.”