Cedarville Professor Wins Business Faculty Award

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Sharon G. Johnson, professor of management at Cedarville University, received the Richard C. Chewning Award at the recent Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) annual conference in Bourbonnais, Ill. The Chewning Award was established by the CBFA in 1998 to perpetuate the passion and commitment toward integration of personal faith and business modeled by Dr. Richard C. Chewning, one of the CBFA founders. Johnson received a medallion and a monetary award at the conference. Chewning’s presence at the award ceremony was especially meaningful to Johnson, as they have shared a close relationship since working together at Baylor University in Waco, Texas from 1986-1993. The Christian Business Faculty Association is an organization of Christian college/university professors and interested business professionals who have joined together to encourage and assist Christian business faculty in the study, teaching, and application of biblical truths to the disciplines associated with various business curricula. Since its inception in 1984, the organization has grown to a membership of more than 400 Christian business faculty from both religious and secular campuses. Johnson’s citation noted his contributions to the CBFA as editor of the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business (a position he has served in since 1994) and his accomplishments in a publishing career that has spanned more than 25 years. Among his most important works were Values-Based Management, published by Probe Ministries, and his contribution to the work-based study notes found in the Word and Life Study Bible published by Nelson Publishers. Johnson has authored numerous articles related to church management, organizational behavior, and teaching. He has also consulted with and/or offered training seminars to a variety of public, private, and governmental organizations and has been an invited speaker at events ranging from sales meetings to fundraisers. Johnson is also part of the writing team for the e-mail workplace devotional "Salt on the Net," which is distributed to more than 20,000 people throughout the world. Johnson holds three degrees from Florida State University and has been at Cedarville University since 1993. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as director of graduate programs and director of institutional research. He and his wife, Cathy, live in Xenia and have been married for 32 years. They have three children, two of whom presently attend Cedarville University.