Faculty Spotlight

Cheryl Johnston


This week our Faculty Spotlight shines on Cheryl Johnston.  Mrs. Johnston is a Sr. Instructor in Department of Applied Communication here at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock.  We asked Mrs. Johnston some question and here are her responses to those questions.

*What was your favorite class when you were in college? Why?

My Speech 1300 class, because it was my very first college class and it gave me the foundation to what I am doing today.

*Why did you choose to come to UA-Little Rock

It was “home!”

*Where did you go to college and why?

UA-Little Rock, BA and MAIOC  It was my first choice and I got in!

*What do you like about teaching in the Applied Communication Department at UA-Little Rock?

The students!  I love starting with a new group of students at the beginning of the semester and seeing how far they come by the end of that semester.  I also love recruiting students to our awesome department, where we don’t just talk the talk, we actually walk the walk!

*What is your advice for students taking any one of your courses?

Come to class, prepare and do your best work.  And remember that you can always come and talk to me.  As I always tell my students, I won’t know unless you tell me!

*What tips do you have on how to study or the best methods for staying on top of coursework?

Let your course calendar guide your studies, keep on top of what will be covered in each class and prepare for it.

*What can you say that you have learned from the students here at UA-Little Rock?

A deeper appreciation of culture and diversity.

*What would be your words of wisdom for students in our department?

When the going seems to get tough, just push a little harder…you will get there!

*What is the best advice you have received?

Be yourself and be proud of it!

*What are your hobbies or what do you like to do in your free time?

Spending time with my family and going to our family farm to ride my 4-wheeler! When I have to stay indoors, I love designing and sewing quilts.

*What is something else of interest you would like us to know about you?

My dad couldn’t believe that I was able to get a college degree in something I had always loved to do…talking!  So come see me so we can put it into practice!

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