Professors and students recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence

Dr. George Crandell of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Johnny Green, Dean of Students, and Dr. Susan Hubbard of the College of Human Sciences were initiated into the Auburn University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during its Fall Initiation and Awards Ceremony.

Crandell, Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of english, specializes in twentieth-century American literature, descriptive bibliography, and textual criticism. His teaching interests include American realism and naturalism, the short story, and Tennessee Williams. In 2001, he was awarded the Teaching Effectiveness Award in the Humanities in the Auburn's College of Liberal Arts.

Green, who has served as the Dean of Students since 2006, began his college education at Auburn as a varsity football player and also was a Community Renaissance Fellow with Yale University. Recently, he was an invited speaker at a Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society meeting. Dr. Green has served on numerous committees, panels and task forces at Auburn University, in the Auburn Community and in the Southeast Region to remove barriers to education, promote learning opportunities, and to encourage diversity and equality of opportunity for one and all.

Hubbard currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Human Sciences and Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She is the faculty advisor to Omicron Delta Kappa and has previously served as faculty advisor to several other student organizations including Mortar Board, The Cater Society and Tigerettes/Tiger Hosts. In 2004, Dr. Hubbard received the Pamela Wells Sheffield Award in recognition of her commitment to Auburn students, faculty, staff and alumni.

In addition, Phi Kappa Phi also inducted 178 students and honored 119 students this semester.

Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. It promotes the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education; recognizes outstanding achievement by students, faculty and others through election to membership and through various awards for distinguished achievement; and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

The Auburn University Chapter was established in 1914 and initiates more than 400 members annually. Membership is open to qualified scholars with integrity and high ethical standards from all academic disciplines.