Areas of SpecializationRhetorical Analysis, Political Rhetoric, New Media/Social Media, Journalism, Media Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Janet Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Arts and Humanities and teaches courses in COMM, EMAC and ATEC. Before her transformation into the academic world, Janet's professional history includes such jobs as a broadcast news producer, strategic coordinator for Audience Research and Development, a media-consulting firm, and marketing director for her brother's e-commerce business.
Janet graduated in 2010 with a Ph.D in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University as well as a MA in Journalism with a minor in Communications from The University of North Texas. Her research interests include online political campaign rhetoric (specifically presidential campaigns), social media rhetoric, and journalism. She explores how people communicate and disseminate information through emerging media to create a rhetorical impact in our cultural world. Currently, she is working on projects on how technology has changed the rhetorical presidential campaign and the ritualistic media landscape.
Johnson, J. (2012, August 3). Twitter Bites and Romney: Examining the Rhetorical Situation
of the 2012 Presidential Election in 140 Characters. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 2(3/4), 54-64. from http://www.contemporaryrhetoric.com/articles/johnson5_1.pdf
EducationPhD in Rhetoric, Texas Woman’s University, 2010
MA in Journalism, University of North Texas, 2004
BA Communication (Broadcast Communications), 1995