Johnson Receives Excellence in Scholarship Award
Thursday, May 02, 2013
University has named Dr. Aaron Johnson, assistant professor of humanities, as
the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Scholarship Award.
winner of this award is chosen each year by the Faculty Committee on Research
and Scholarship. Lee President Dr. Paul Conn will officially recognize Johnson
for this award during Saturday’s commencement ceremonies.
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.
Johnson has held fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine
Studies (Harvard University) and the Society of Fellows at the University of
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, 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."
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.