Outstanding Teacher - John Roussell

RoussellCommunication design professor John Roussell joined CSU, Chico in 1996. He has taught a variety of courses on design, communication, and media aesthetics. He currently teaches more than 300 students each semester. Roussell has authored many journal articles and is the co-author of three books. He is an active member of the International Visual Literacy Association and the International Society of Performance Improvement. He also designed an online model to enhance student learning: The Virtual Professional Immersion Model connects students with communication design professionals to solve real-life problems and scenarios.   

Roussell has spent the last two years co-producing a documentary, No Excuses, in collaboration with CSU, Chico kinesiology professor Catherine Himberg and three instructional design students. The film chronicles a Harlem school’s efforts to revitalize its physical education system.

Roussell earned his master’s in communication design from CSU, Chico and his doctorate in instructional technology from Virginia Tech.