Professors Receive Excellence Awards

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 27, 2006) — John Brown University awarded its 2005-2006 Faculty Excellence Awards to Dr. Frank Blume, associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Galen Johnson, assistant professor of biblical studies, in JBU’s chapel service on Thursday, April 20.

Every year students nominate faculty to receive the Faculty Excellence Award based on nomination letters and data regarding accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, service and spiritual modeling. The award is funded through a generous donation from an anonymous alumnus. In addition to a cash award, the recipient’s names are placed on a perpetual plaque located in the Chapman Administration building.

Dr. Blume is known for spending time with students outside of the classroom and holding extra problem sessions for his classes. He recently wrote the textbook, Applied Calculus for Scientists and Engineers: A Journey in Dialogues (Jones and Bartlett Publishing) that was published last year.

Dr. Johnson also works closely with his students on papers and research projects. He is an internationally known scholar on John Bunyan and wrote Prisoner of Conscience: John Bunyan on Self, Community and Christian Faith (Paternoster Press) that was published in 2003.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U. S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.