San Diego State University

John Elder will receive the Teaching Excellence Award for decades spent serving San Diego’s communities.

John Elder

John Elder

“Few educators cast a longer shadow than Elder, who joined SDSU after a non-tenure-track stint as a research professor at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, studying public health strategies. With he and his wife, Connie, expecting a child, he sought a more stable job and found an opening at SDSU in the then-new Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH).”