Professor Johnie Scott came to CSUN in 1984 as a Senior Lecturer, and since then has moved to his present position as Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies. He served as Department Chair in 2013-14. During his 33 years at CSUN, he taught and/or designed more than 20 different courses with distinction. He was a two-time coordinator for National Black History Month, bringing some of Black America's finest leaders, scholars, academicians, and artists to the campus. He served on many Department and College committees and was a Faculty Senator. His work has been published (e.g., The Effective Writer) and anthologized; and he has received awards including “The Council for the Advancement of Science and Education National Silver Medal” for "The Fire Next Time" which was published by Stanford Magazine. Professor Scott has appeared on radio and television, and in working with the DIGLA Program, was responsible for taking 2,300 students to see first-rate, award winning plays, musicals and concerts at major Los Angeles venues. He was the first Lecturer to receive the California Faculty Association's Distinguished Teaching Award, four Polished Apple Awards from the CSUN University Ambassadors, the W.E.B. DuBois Sankofa Award for Excellence in Teaching from CSUN's Black Student Union, and the CSUN Black Alumni Association's 2016 Legacy Award.
- M.F.A. 1999, Antioch University
- M.A. 1972, Stanford University
- B.A. 1970, Stanford University
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