Siegfried Horn Excellence in Research: Jay Johnson

   Employee Awards 2022 | Posted on March 4, 2022

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Jay Johnson is a respected scholar and a dedicated teacher, contributing to both the School of Engineering and the Department of Physics. With many external grants, including from NASA and NSF, and prestigious awards, such as the Shen Kuo Award for Interdisciplinary Achievements, Jay has distinguished himself in research and scholarship with a clear vision and purpose and is passing on a tradition of research excellence to his students.  

In the same way that he strives for research excellence, he always looks for ways to improve his lecture and classroom experiences. Colleagues note that after Jay arrived at Andrews, “it wasn’t long before he asked for a large glass whiteboard in his office and students gathered round as he sketched out ideas and discussed directions that might lead to solutions.” He is invested in his students’ success and encourages them to take pride in their accomplishments.

Despite his stellar research and reputation, Jay is a humble and friendly person. He is known for steady, close relationships and has been described as “a respected colleague, a devoted teacher, a renowned researcher, a friendly neighbor, and a cherished friend.”

Jay, thank you for sharing your many talents with the faculty, staff and students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award!