Joanna Johnson

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-3090
Locator Code:
5625

 
About

Joanna Johnson has taught Writing at the University of Miami since 2000 and has directed the Writing Program (now Department) since 2013.  She is responsible for approximately 250 sections of undergraduate writing courses taught by more than 50 faculty members and graduate students annually; university-wide faculty, graduate, and dissertation writing groups; and University Writing Centers at each of UM’s three campuses.

She has taught writing and research at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including first-year general education writing, the first-year research seminar “Research Methods and The Growth of Knowledge,” the writing and pedagogy graduate practicum, and for the Masters in Clinical and Translational Investigation, “Research Ethics.”

The Writing Studies Department now includes support for UM faculty in writing grants, preparing scholarly articles, and, generally, improving research communication. This specialized support is available at every college and school at UM: On the Coral Gables campus; at the Miller School of Medicine and at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI); and at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Joanna is an active member of several professional organizations, and serves on committees for the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the Association of Writing across the Curriculum, and is the Chair of the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine CCCC Standing Group.

Her teaching and research interests include writing studies, writing program administration, DEI in writing and language, pedagogy, Anglo-Caribbean writing, and writing for the sciences.  Her book, Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.  She was a contributor to the writing text, Composing Inquiry (Pearson 2008).   Her contributions to UM’s Responsible Conduct of Research curriculum, on the relationship between writing prose and scientific reproducibility, received the Association of American Medical Colleges “Innovations in Research and Research Education Award” (2017).

Career

Education

2015Ph.D. , University of Essex
2002 , University of Miami

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Writing studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Pedagogy, Anglo-Caribbean Writing, and Writing for the Sciences

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Writing studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Pedagogy, Anglo-Caribbean Writing, and Writing for the Sciences