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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

April 3, 2015

Johnson elected national president of Earth science honor society

Dr. Aaron Johnson

Dr. Aaron Johnson

Dr. Aaron Johnson, associate professor of geology, was elected as president of Sigma Gamma Epsilon at its 43rd Biennial Convention March 27-29 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

Johnson was elected by student delegates attending the convention and previously served two years as national vice president of the Central Region.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by students attending the convention, and I hope to continue the tradition of strong, forward-thinking leadership exhibit by past presidents,” he said.

Johnson joined the Northwest faculty in 2007. In addition to teaching geology courses, he serves as director of the Honors Program and helps organize Girl Scout Science Saturday to provide hands-on science activities for girls. He received the Northwest Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013.

Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the national honorary society for Earth sciences, and the convention marked the 100th anniversary of the organization, which was founded at KU in 1915. The society counts 1,500 active students and more than 10,000 alumni among its membership. For more information about Sigma Gamma Epsilon, visit

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