Professor Johnson Named KU Employee of the Month for September 2019

Professor Johnson accepting award

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Congratulations to Nicole Johnson, associate professor of Special Education, on being named KU Employee of the Month for September 2019.

Johnson’s nomination from Ilire Goca, student, reads:

"I feel that Dr. Johnson should receive this award because I believe that she truly loves the job she does. She is always willing and able to meet during office hours and she treats everyone with respect.

She is my advisor here at Kutztown University and when it came to picking my classes for the next semester, she helped me every step of the way. She answered questions I had, even on a weekend; and when I recently changed my major, she guided me in the process.

She is currently my braille professor and I feel that she is very accommodating. I am fully blind and require materials in an accessible format and tests to be read to me. On the first day of class, I explained my accommodations to Dr. Johnson and I knew that she was up for the challenge of accommodating a blind student in her classroom. She described everything she wrote on the board, she read quizzes and tests out loud to me and always provided handouts in an accessible Microsoft Word format.

Dr. Johnson is my favorite professor so far here at Kutztown University.”

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council. A winner will be selected each month, and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, please visit the KU human resources website.

Professor Johnson accepting award with staff