Dr. Melissa Johnson, Associate Director, Advisor

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Dr. Melissa Johnson received a B.A. in Classical Studies and History and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was a Katharine Smith Reynolds Merit Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa initiate. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. Her dissertation focused on the online teaching experiences of honors instructors across the country. She is also an affiliate faculty member with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Dr. Johnson publishes and presents extensively on topics related to first year seminars, honors education, and educational technology. She is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Board of Directors, as well as an approved program reviewer through NCHC. She is past chair of the Advising High Achieving Students Commission through the National Academic Advising Association, where she also serves as a consultant with their Academic Advising Consultant and Speaker Service.

On campus she has been recognized six times as a UF Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree, as well as the 2015 Academic Advisor of the Year for UF Undergraduate Affairs / Honors Program. She serves on the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and often partners with the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence to facilitate workshops about high achieving students.

Previously, she was the principle investigator for a NACADA research grant studying honors advising across the United States. She has been a cluster facilitator for LeaderShape Florida; is an alumna of eWiTS through the UF Innovation Hub; and participates in Emerging Leaders United through the United Way of North Central Florida.

Dr. Johnson can answer questions regarding: The Honors Program, General Advising and Coaching, Honors Admission, Honors Completion Requirements, Honors on Wednesday email, Honors Social Media Accounts, NCHC / SRHC / FCHC student involvement, Partners in the Parks, and External Fundraising for the Honors Program.

Email: mjohnson@honors.ufl.edu