UAA debate coach honored by Carnegie Foundation

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A debate coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been named Alaska Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Steve Johnson was among those honored by the foundation, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate instructors nationwide.

Johnson, a professor and UAA's head debate coach, led the debate team in winning the 2002 National Parliamentary Debate Championship. The team competed with nearly 300 top teams, including the University of California at Berkeley, Rice University and Notre Dame.

The award is one of the most prestigious in the country.

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