Amy Johnson, assistant professor of history, will take over as the director of the Elon Core Curriculum on June 1.
She will replace Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology, who has directed the Elon Core Curriculum for the past six years.
Johnson has become deeply involved with the curriculum, teaching COR 110 The Global Experience and Core Capstone Seminars. She has also helped with the Core Capstone initiative that helped transform the seminars into interdisciplinary classes for all Elon students to experience.
Johnson served on the advisory boards of several interdisciplinary programs. In 2015, she was named the common reading coordinator of the Core Curriculum. Johnson said her work with the curriculum has broadened her view of the university and its student body.
During the next five months, Johnson will be shadow Coker. As director, she will be responsible for recruiting faculty to teach classes in the curriculum. She will also organize Core Forums, serve on a wide range of advisory committees and assess the curriculum as a whole. Johnson’s term will last for four years.