Academic Career


CSUDH Awards

Outstanding award

The CSUDH Outstanding Professor Award was established to honor an individual who has demonstrated superlative achievements as a teacher, and for outstanding contributions in all three traditional areas of the professorate: teaching, research, and service. The body of the recipient’s work in all three categories over the previous five years must be exceptional. [Excerpt from CSUDH Faculty Handbook]

Gibson award

CSUDH Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teaching Award winners are judged to be persons who know their subject thoroughly, and who demonstrate an ability to select, organize, and interpret with discernment the materials relevant to the courses they teach. They are recognized for their ability to communicate the materials of their courses effectively and for their active interest in the progress of students as individuals. [Excerpt from CSUDH Faculty Handbook]

CSUDH University Responsibilites

Teaching. Current course co-designer, course chair, and instructor for Liberal Studies Senior Seminar. Former course designer and instructor for Secondary Teaching Methods. Former coordinator of Student Teaching and Intern Credential Programs. 1974 to Present.

Center for Teaching & Learning Associate for Mentoring. Established a campus mentoring program for new hires. Facilitator of workshops for new faculty on topics of effective pedagogy and instructional design. 2005 to 2009.

CSUDH Title V Grant Faculty Trainer for Critical Skills Infusion. Taught seminars on critical skill infusion procedures to faculty cohorts. Authored Guidebook for Critical Skill Infusion into Course Content. 2000 to 2002.

Professional Development Coordinator for Federal QED Grant. Taught seminars on effective pedagogy and curriculum design for CSUDH mathematics and science faculty. Developed documentation and training videos with University of Wisconsin NSF funded  project for science teacher leadership teams. 2005 to 2009.

Susan Johnston, Ed.D  714.658.6970  sjohnston94129@gmail.com  © 2011