ENDORSEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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Johnson provided great feedback and resources throughout the course to
support our current areas of learning. It is the kind of feedback that you don't know you need until you get it. This sort of thing can only come from someone well versed in the material."
Excerpted portion from a recommendation letter from one of his PhD advisers:
WHAT HIS STUDENTS SAY:
Thank you for the awesome class, this sort of stuff helps my current career and I am happy to have been taught by you.
in all I've enjoyed [your economics] book. I like that everything is
relevant and on point. It's easy to read without distracting
unnecessary information. Before this class started people were warning
me that economics is difficult, and dry. I've honestly sort of enjoyed
it and haven't found it difficult.
Whenever I had difficulties, you were always quick with responses and helped the best you could.
The course overall has provided more in the way of resources and organization than any other course I have taken.
discussion added to the experience of interacting with the other
students and provided another facet for exploring economics. The
homework and quizzes were well designed to test your knowledge of each
of the chapter contents. Finally, the grading section was well
organized, and clearly enabled a student to be able to check their
progress and grades.
You went above and beyond to make sure
your class is accessible, you’ve tried to figure out the accessibility
portion relating to Mindtap. And for that, I am eternally grateful!
you so much for encouraging me to reenroll back into this class, and
for making me not give up easily! I’ve learned a few lessons along the
way. I am very excited to have worked with you! And I will keep in
touch in the future.
WHAT HIS COLLEAGUES SAY:
Rutherford is able to successfully balance a large workload and
has a tremendous (and impressive) capacity to get things done (and done
Many tenure-track faculty would be envious of his scholarly productivity.
Rutherford is highly sought after for committees due to his strong
work ethic, active engagement, creative ideas, substantive
contributions, and an extremely large capacity to “get things done” (in
a thorough and high-quality way).
[Dr. Rutherford’s] positive
outlook is global and integrated; he looks for solutions and
efficiencies throughout the department and campus.
[Dr. Rutherford] continues to have a tremendous (if not unlimited?) capacity to get things done (and done well).
Rutherford continues to have a quality-focused, dedicated,
strategic, and student-focused approach to teaching. Dr. Rutherford was
able to successfully manage his teaching work due to his strong
organizational and time management skills, dedication, and student
focus in the design and delivery of [courses].
The positive impact Dr. Rutherford has had through his important service contributions is acknowledged and greatly appreciated.
department’s success … in advancing our daily and strategic goals is in
part due to Dr. Rutherford’s individual and collaborative efforts.