Johnson receives the Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award


Dr. Lisa Johnson been selected as the recipient of Louisiana State University’s 2017 Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award. This award recognizes your exceptional commitment to implementing quality service-learning activities into your classes. Congratulations again on your outstanding achievement. She was recognized at the Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

She received this award primarily for the partnership that she has developed and nurtured over the past 15 years with the Sensational Seniors Wellness Program at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center as a shining example of community engagement at LSU. 

Dr. Johnson, PhD, HFS, PES is an Associate Professor–Professional Practice currently serving as the Director of the Fitness Studies Concentration and Coordinator of the Health Science Minor. Johnson is active professionally, as demonstrated by her numerous presentations at international, national, regional and state conferences, including the Hawaii International Conference on Education, the annual meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

She has published over 15 articles in referred journals and served as a guest reviewer for Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, and Human Kinetics. She also served as the primary investigator and co-coordinator of the GeauxHeart Baton Rouge, a community service grant implemented in 2009-2010 targeting underserved populations at higher risk for cardiovascular disease in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Johnson’s other research interests include physical environmental influences on physical activity and health and endocrine responses to exercise.

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The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.   

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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