Timothy Johnson

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Dr. Johnson joined the faculty in 2014 after receiving his BA from The Ohio State University, MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and PhD in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is concerned with the rhetoric that shapes economic systems, and current project studies Ford Motor Company's films' impact on visual and economic culture throughout the twentieth century.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: Meet admission requirements of the University of Louisville. Students engage in critical thinking and writing by developing their writing processes and producing finished prose. Required writing consists of multiple drafts of 4-6 papers of varying lengths.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Designed for advanced Business students and Arts and Sciences students anticipating careers in law, business, or government. Concentrates on writing in a variety of forms of business discourse. Emphasizes practicing writing processes, developing an appropriate style, learning professional problem-solving, integrating oral and written communication, and using new communication technologies.
Prerequisite ENGL 300 or ENGL 309 or ENGL 310, or consent of instructor. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Introduction to the theory, research, and practice that informs the effective teaching of writing.

Educational Background

M.A University of Illinois
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Organizational Rhetoric; Rhetoric of Economics; Archives; Rhetorical History; Writing Across the Curriculum; Genre Theory; Professional/Technical Writing