The faculty members of Johnson University participate in many activities beyond their normal teaching responsibilities, including writing, speaking, presenting at academic meetings, mission trips, and community involvement. Occasionally, we will publish updates on these activities. The list below describes faculty activities in December 2016.
The following personnel from the Tennessee, Florida, and Online campuses attended the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in Atlanta on December 3-6: Matthew Broaddus (Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts), Michael Chambers (Chancellor & Vice Provost for Academics, JUFL), John Ketchen (Associate Provost for Online Education), Cindy Lewis (Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness/Registrar), Gregory Linton (Vice Provost for Academic Services), Wilbur Reid III (Professor of Organizational Leadership), L. Thomas Smith, Jr. (Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs), Gary Weedman (President), and Emili Williams (Director of Assessment).
Tony Krug (Professor of Educational Technology) presented “Drones Deliver Education” at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference in Murfreesboro, TN on December 9.
Carrie Beth Lowe (Library Director) has been appointed Team Coordinator for the Christian Periodical Index. She has been serving on the team since 2007 as the Index Training Coordinator. She also published a review of E. E. Curtis, (Ed.), The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West in The Christian Librarian, 59.2 (2016): 273-4.
Cynthia Norton (Professor of Public Health) attended the Professional Home Health Care Agency (PHHCA) Advisory Board Meeting in London, KY on December 16. She serves as a member of the board for the PHHCA and also as a representative for the home health agencies owned by PHHCA in the state of Tennessee. The PHHCA met for the Annual Agency Review, during which the board reviews and approves the goals and business plan for 2016-2017.
Chris Templar (Director of Educational Technology and International Education) took students from China to the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference in Murfreesboro, TN on December 7-9. She presented a workshop on “Using Robotics in the Elementary School.”
Kenny Woodhull (Professor of Intercultural Studies & Executive Director of the Urban Alliance) has been appointed chair of the board of The Rabbit Room, a newly formed nonprofit organization based in Nashville with a national and international reach. The purpose of The Rabbit Room is "to foster Christ-centered community and spiritual formation through music, story, and art.” Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, author, producer, and illustrator Andrew Peterson (alumnus of Florida Christian College) and his brother Pete Peterson lead the initiative from Nashville and have asked Dr. Woodhull to assist with organizational design and delivery during the launch.