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 and a 2017-2018 Field and Fork Faculty Fellow.

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, serves as co-chair of their professional development committee, and was recently elected to Fellow status within the association. She is a past chair of the Advising High Achieving Students Community through the National Academic Advising Association, as well as a frequent eTutorial facilitator on advising theories and technology in advising. Dr. Johnson is a sought-after consultant and speaker on many topics, serving as an approved NCHC external program reviewer and a member of the NACADA 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, the Academic Assessment Committee, and is a past chair of the University Libraries Committee. She is currently the UF chapter president of Phi Beta Kappa (Beta of Florida) and represents the state of Florida on the Phi Beta Kappa South Atlantic District Board.

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

Email: mjohnson@honors.ufl.edu