John Nash: 2022 POY Finalist

John Nash

Professor of Communications / Director of Forensics

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Ballot Information

Campus Involvement (present and past):

  • Equity Academy
  • ACUE’s Microcredential in Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning
  • MVLA Committee
  • Chair of the Embracing Diversity Award Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • MVLA content developer / teacher
  • Tenure Committees
  • Hiring Committees
  • College 101 Instructor
  • Coach of MVCC Speech and Debate Team (Four National Championships)
  • SAFE ZONE Trainer
  • Library Sessions Panelist
  • Host of the Walter Fronczek Speech and Debate Tournament
  • Learning College Day Presenter
  • NFO guest speaker
  • New Faculty Peer Advisor
  • MVCC Student Scholarship Committee reviewer
  • MVLA Greening your Curriculum certification

Community Involvement (present and past):

  • National Communication Association (NCA) Community College Section Vice-Chair
  • NCA GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Speech) reviewer and presenter
  • Basic Course reviewer
  • NCA Panelist
  • NCA Panel Moderator
  • NCA Service Award Committee Member
  • Phi Rho Pi Recording Secretary
  • Phi Rho Pi Tabulation room member
  • Phi Rho Pi Webmaster
  • 2010 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament Host
  • RAFL (Region IV Affiliated Forensic League) Director
  • Chicago Spirit Brigade Cheerleader
  • Fitness Instructor certified in Les Mills Body Pump, Spinning and Zumba
  • McGraw-Hill Digital Faculty Consultant
  • Second City Conservatory Program
  • Thomas Enterprise Personal Trainer
  • University of Wisconsin Summer Speech Camp Coordinator
  • American Reader’s Theatre Jury Member
  • Story Tellers Theatre Board Member
  • Ordained Minister


  • MVCC Master Teacher 2007
  • MVCC Master Teacher 2010
  • MVCC Embracing Diversity Award 2013
  • MVCC Teamwork Award 2017
  • Phi Rho Pi Distinguished Service Award, 2018
  • Phi Rho Pi Distinguished Service Award
  • NCA Outstanding Community College Educator Award 2018
  • Outstanding Coach Award 2009
  • Phi Rho Pi Fellowship Award 2009
  • Phi Rho Pi Service Award