Dr. Johnson has experience as a teacher, scholar, and journalist. She worked as a professional journalist before returning to school for her PhD. She is originally from West Virginia and is an eternal fan of the Marshal University Thundering Herd.
- Ph D, Rhetoric, Texas Woman's University, , 2017
- OtherGraduate Certificate, Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, Texas Woman's University, , 2017
- MA, English, Marshall University, , 2013
- BA, Journalism, Marshall University, , 1995
Dr. Johnson's research focuses on embodied rhetorics, particularly the ways in which society establishes normality and otherness in bodies. Other interests include the rhetorical canon of delivery, gender studies, digital and visual rhetoric, and British literature, particularly women writers.
Dr. Johnson's teaching interests include rhetoric and composition courses, particularly classes that focus on rhetoric, including embodied rhetorics; gender studies; and First-Year Composition. She is qualified to teach history of rhetoric, composition, and 19th Century British literature.