This April, Dr. John Gregory Gullion, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology was nominated for this year's U.S. Professor of the Year Award.
Sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program that recognizes excellence in undergraduate education.
Nominated by his Texas Wesleyan faculty colleagues, Dr. Gullion is credited with spearheading the development and growth of our undergraduate criminal justice program. When he started at Wesleyan nine years ago, we had 25 sociology majors with a criminal justice emphasis, and we now have more than 110 criminal justice majors.
In all his efforts to recruit new student majors, mentor current majors and assist recent graduates with their career goals, he stays current in his field so that our students' educational needs are met and they are prepared for today's competitive workplace and graduate studies. His commitment to educating the whole student is best exemplified by his sustained teaching excellence.
Dr. Gullion regularly receives the highest teaching evaluations each semester, and students report that his courses are rigorous and engaging, that they learn more from him than any other professor and that he provides activities and assignments that make the course materials "come to life."