Elon President Leo M. Lambert has appointed Charity Johansson, professor of physical therapy education, to a two-year term as Faculty Administrative Fellow and Assistant to the President.
Johansson will participate in President Lambert’s senior staff meetings and conduct research on methods and outcomes of Elon’s active, engaged style of teaching and learning. Her findings will be the subject of a book on transformational learning experiences.
Johansson joined the Elon faculty as associate professor in 1999 and was promoted to professor in 2005. She received the School of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004, and has also received the Distinguished Educator and the Dorothy Briggs Scientific Inquiry awards from the American Physical Therapy Association.
Johansson served as chair of Elon’s Academic Council for 2005-06. She also chaired Elon’s Religious Life committee and has been a member of numerous other university committees and task forces.
Johansson has a bachelor’s degree in French from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Stanford University School of Medicine and a doctorate in adult and higher education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a licensed physical therapist and is a board-certified specialist in geriatrics.