John Lanning is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver. He taught chemistry courses in general, analytical, and environmental chemistry to college freshmen through master’s students. His chemistry research interests included atmospheric chemistry and indoor air quality. As a college associate dean and assistant vice chancellor, John developed programs that promote student success for entering freshmen, transfer students, and undergraduate students. John has a passion for active learning and student success, and he is the recipient of a national award for promoting student success for first-year college students.