Dr. Mark Johnson, associate professor of theology, has been appointed the next director of academic integrity. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto and has been on the faculty in the Theology Department since 1996. His area of research is medieval theology, and St. Thomas Aquinas in particular.
Johnson will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, replacing Dr. Michelle Mynlieff, professor of biological sciences, whose term is ending. Mynlieff served as the inaugural Academic Integrity Director; under her leadership, Marquette launched a university-wide process to support academic integrity on campus. “Michelle did tremendous work promoting integrity across campus,” said John Su, vice provost for academic affairs. “She worked collaboratively with faculty students, faculty, and staff to develop an integrity initiative that is a model nationally.”
“It is an honor to succeed Michelle Mynlieff in this position, and I promise to continue her work in the coming three years,” said Johnson. “The encouragement and protection of Marquette’s academic integrity affects us all, since our individual and collective reputation rises and falls with the esteem in which the University is held, and that esteem begins with the notion that our work is truly our own.”
The academic integrity director search committee unanimously endorsed Mark Johnson. “Mark Johnson is an outstanding choice for this position,” said Mynlieff. “His work in this area has always been thoughtful combining care for the student while maintaining integrity at the forefront of decisions. He will make an excellent academic integrity director.”