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Dawn Johnson, SU assistant professor of higher education, receives ACPA’s Emerging Scholar award
Dawn Johnson, SU assistant professor of higher education, receives ACPA’s Emerging Scholar awardNovember 07, 2008Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Dawn Johnson, assistant professor of higher education in Syracuse University’s School of Education, recently was named an Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The Emerging Scholars program was implemented by the ACPA Senior Scholars to provide promising new faculty and practitioner scholars with mentorship and support to enhance research skills and pursue research initiatives in areas of interest to ACPA.
Johnson’s research interests include the experiences of women of color in STEM programs and the impact of social justice education courses on attitudes toward diversity. She also has professional experience in multicultural affairs, admissions and recruitment, and academic advising. She holds a B.A. degree in anthropology from Bowdoin College, an M.Ed. degree in student personnel administration from Springfield College and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
ACPA’s Emerging Scholar program supports award recipients by underwriting their ongoing research and hosting them at two consecutive ACPA conferences, beginning with the ACPA convention immediately following their selection. During their first year, award recipients take part in a half-day research institute with APCA Senior Scholars just prior to the ACPA convention; at the following year’s convention, they present their research at an Emerging Scholar Research Symposium.
The ACPA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. The organization has nearly 9,000 members representing 1,500 private and public institutions from across the United States and around the world. Members include organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace. Members also include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty and student affairs professionals, from entry level to senior student affairs officers.