Title: Chemistry Educator (Retired)
Company: University of North Carolina
Location: Burlington, North Carolina, United States
J. Donald Johnson, Ph.D., Retired Chemistry Educator at the University of North Carolina, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of chemistry and higher education.
With nearly 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Johnson is an esteemed educator who most recently served as a professor of environmental sciences at the University of North Carolina from 1972 to 1990, when he ultimately reached emeritus status. Prior to this appointment, he served as an associate professor and assistant professor between 1961 and 1971, as well as the director of the environmental chemistry and biology program in the department of environmental sciences and engineering from 1971 to 1980. During these illustrious roles, he also acted as a visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and a visiting scientist at the Swiss Water Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland.
To remain aware of changes within the field of science, Dr. Johnson formerly maintained affiliation with several organizations, including the American Chemical Society, where he was chairman of the environmental chemistry division from 1986 to 1987 and received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions. Likewise, he also associated with ASTM International, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Water Works Association and Sigma Xi, where he served as treasurer from 1974 to 1976.
Although he has been retired from the education realm, Dr. Johnson continues to serve his community in the field of ministry, having been a chaplain at University of North Carolina Health Care and minister at the United Methodist Church. He was previously ordained as an elder with the church in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the University of North Carolina, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University.
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