RALEIGH-Campbell University professor Dr. Ed Johnson was named "Educator of the Year" for 2004-2005 by the Ad Club of the Triangle during its Silver Medal Awards held recently.Johnson was awarded an engraved Louisville Slugger in recognition for his work with the region ad club, which included having his students participate in a variety of ad club activities and advising a new student ad club at Campbell.
The award was presented at the Brier Crest Country Club in Raleigh by Mac Moore, president of the ad club. Johnson was also elected to the board of the Triangle's ad club at the meeting.
"Ed Johnson is an advocate for students," said Michael Ray Smith, chair of the Department of Mass Communication. "He helps students build high-quality portfolios that demonstrate the kind of skills his students are learning."
"As a colleague, Prof. Johnson's wry humor keeps his students and colleagues merry of heart," Smith said.
This year is the second one that Johnson has taught advertising at Campbell. Before coming to Campbell, Johnson taught advertising and public relations in Missouri and Nebraska and worked in the advertising field before that.
Johnson is a former member of ad clubs in Chicago, Ill.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Sioux City, Iowa. He is also active in Baptist Men and Gideons International. His doctorate is from the University of Alabama and his M.A. is from Wheaton Graduate School.
Photo Copy: Dr. Ed Johnson, right, receives Educator of the Year award from Mac Moore, outgoing president of the Advertising Club of the Triangle during a recent ad club meeting.