Florida Southern College faculty member
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2002) - Dr. R. Frank Johnson, chair of
the Religion and Philosophy Department at Florida Southern College,
has been tapped for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the
national leadership honorary. The Florida Southern Circle of ODK
awards this highly competitive honor to only one member of the faculty
or administration in any given year.
ODK, the nation's top collegiate honor society recognizing responsible
leadership, taps members for leadership and service in extracurricular
areas, including scholarship, athletics and military; campus or
community service; social and religious activities; campus government;
journalism, speech, and the mass media; and creative and performing
Dr. Johnson has served for 30 years as a professor in the Department
of Religion and Philosophy at Florida Southern. During that time,
he has helped to guide hundreds of students into careers in the
ministry or other full-time Christian service. In addition, from
1977 until 2000, Dr. Johnson served as dean of the License to Preach
School for the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist
Church. The two-week school of 12-hour days is an intense training
for ministry candidates who plan to serve the church through the
local pastor program.
Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 1965; a Master of Divinity from Duke
University, Durham, N.C., in 1968; and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies,
Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., in 1973.
He is ordained as a United Methodist minister through the North
Alabama Conference of the UMC, Birmingham, Ala.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.