Aaron Johnson Receives Lee’s Excellence In Scholarship Award

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson

Lee University has named Dr. Aaron Johnson, assistant professor of humanities, as the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award.

The winner of this award is chosen each year by the Faculty Committee on Research and Scholarship. Lee President Dr. Paul Conn will officially recognize Dr. Johnson for this award during Saturday’s commencement ceremonies.

Dr. Johnson joined Lee’s Department of History, Political Science & Humanities in the fall of 2010. He specializes in Greek literature of the later Roman Empire, particularly in the areas of ethnic and religious identities and of Hellenism.

Dr. Johnson has held fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies (Harvard University) and the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Johnson's publications include two books, titled, “Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica” (Oxford University Press, 2006) and “Religion and Identity in Porphyry of Tyre” (Cambridge University Press, 2013).  He has also edited a volume, “Eusebius of Caesarea: Tradition and Innovations,” which will come out the end of this month, and an introductory volume on Eusebius that will be published by the end of this year. 

In addition, Dr. Johnson has published over 20 scholarly articles and many dictionary entries and book reviews. He has been an invited speaker at Keble College, Oxford; the University of Paris, Sorbonne; Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies; Duke University and elsewhere."

Dr. Johnson earned his PhD and MA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his BA from Colorado Christian University.

This annual award is one of three faculty excellence awards recognizing teaching, scholarship and advising.  They are considered the highest honors bestowed on Lee faculty each year.


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