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Janet Johnson, Ph.D

School of Arts and Humanities
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road, Route JO-31 Richardson, TX 75080-3021
http://www.drjanetjohnson.com
Faculty Profile page

Education

PhD in Rhetoric
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
GPA: 4.0
May 2010
Dissertation: “Blogs and Dialogism in the 2008 United States Presidential Campaign”

MA in Journalism (minor: Communication Studies)
The University of North Texas, Denton, TX
August 2004
Thesis: “Personal Stories Go Worldwide: The Ritual of Storytelling through Weblogs”

BA in Communications (Broadcast Communications; minor: Business Administration, Marketing)
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
1995

Teaching Experience

The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Clinical Assistant Professor
September 2006–present

  • Professional & Technical Communications—ECS 3390 (F06, Sp07, F07, Sp08, F08, Sp09)
  • Introduction to Writing and Editing for the World Wide Web—ATEC 3320 (F06, Sp07, F07, Sp08, F08,Sp09, F09, Sp10)
  • Introduction to Computer-Mediated Communications—ATEC 3325 (Sp08, F08, Sp09, F09, Sp10, S10, F10, Sp11, F11, Sp12, F12, Sp13, F13)
  • Reading Media Critically—COMM 3300 (F10, Sp11, F11, Sp12, Su12, Sp13, F13)
  • Journalism and Social Media–COMM 3342 (F12)
  • Independent Study (Su13)
  • Capstone Advisor (F13)

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Journalism Adjunct Professor
August 2003–December 2006

  • Introduction to News Writing—JOU 2310 (Su06)
  • Advanced Reporting—JOU 2320 (Su04, Su06)
  • News Editing and Design—JOU 3320 (F04, Sp05, F05, Sp06)
  • Mass Communication and Society—JOU 1210 (F03, Sp04—managed over 400 students in survey class)

 University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Journalism Graduate Teaching Assistant
June 2002–May 2004

  • Basic News Writing Lab—JOU 2310 (Guest Lecturer, Writing Instructor, and Grader)
  • News Reporting—JOU 2320 (Editor, Writing Instructor, Grader)

Professional Experience

Marketing Director
Bob Johnson’s Computer Stuff, Inc., Smyrna, Delaware
July 1999-May 2003

  • Started working for bobjohnson.com since creation of site and business in 1997
  • Design consultant of new shopping cart
  • Managed marketing budget and allocated funds for specific promotions
  • Created and sent direct mailings and promotional emails to customer database
  • Designed and managed graphics (advertising banners, logos, etc.) for bobjohnson.com, bobjohnson.cc, laptopextra.com, and adapterbiz.com
  • Managed promotional sales
  • Managed search engine results for bobjohnson.com and bobjohnson.cc
  • Input merchandise on bobjohnson.com, adapterbiz.com, and laptopextra.com

Media Buying Assistant
SpotPlus, Dallas, TX
June 1999- July 2000

  • Assisted Media Buyer in placing commercials for agency accounts in the Dallas Television Market

Strategic Coordinator
Audience Research & Development, Dallas, TX
January 1998–June 1999

  • Served as Executive Producer of Idea Network (in-house–produced video for client TV stations)
  • Wrote and updated online news articles for company web page
  • Coordinated and created workshops for producers, reporters, promotions, and news directors
  • Managed 27 TV station accounts
  • Prepared Nielsen Rating analysis reports

Executive Producer, 6:00 p.m. Producer
KVII-TV, Amarillo, TX
June 1997–August 1997

  • Supervised all news programming
  • Wrote local and national broadcast copy
  • Co-managed newsroom with assignments editor

Weekend Producer, Weekend Assignments Editor
KREM-TV, Spokane, WA March 1997–June 1997

  • Supervised all on-air news programming
  • Wrote local and national broadcast copy
  • Managed cover stories
  • Coordinated all weekend news coverage
6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Producer
KTAB-TV, Abilene, TX
May 1996–March 1997
  • Supervised all news programming
  • Wrote local and national broadcast copy
  • Assisted with sales in incorporating sponsorships within the newscast
  • Coordinated and co-produced MDA Telethon
  • Maintained KTAB’s web page
Weekend Assignments Assistant
KTVT-TV, Fort Worth, TX
August 1994–August 1995
  • Maintained contact with reporters and photographers and contacted police dispatchers throughout each day
  • Sorted press releases to suggest media events for Assignments Editor
  • Wrote broadcast copy for newscast

Publications

Maben, S. K., Johnson, J. L., Edwards, J., Helvie-Mason, L., Edwards, A. “An Exploration of Methodologies for Social Media Research and Analysis:  Advantages, Limitations and Considerations. Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.” http://www.jodml.org/ (Under Review)

Novak, Alison and Janet Johnson. (Lexington Books, 2013). “The Female Email: Examining the Leadership and Rhetoric of Female Representations of the 2012 Obama Campaign.” Political Women: Language and Leadership.  Eds. Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick. (Forthcoming)

Johnson, J. (2012, August 3). Twitter Bites and Romney: Examining the Rhetorical Situation
of the 2012 Presidential Election in 140 Characters. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric2(3/4), 54-64. Retrieved August 12, 2012, from http://www.contemporaryrhetoric.com/articles/johnson5_1.pdf

National Press 

Press for the article: “Twitter Bites and Romney: Examining the Rhetorical Situation of the 2012 Presidential Election in 140 Characters”

Quoted in the following:
School Press

Conference Papers and Discussion Panels

Johnson, J. Growing as a COMMunity: Responding to everyday issues through a global techno-community. Presented at the National Communication Association, November 2012, Orlando, FL.

Johnson, J. Media’s Mixed Messages: Health Care and Health Scare Panel Discussion. Presented at the Southern States Communication Association, April 2012, San Antonio, TX.

Johnson, J. Speak Up, Speak Out: The Power of Digital Voices From the Cloud Panel Discussion. Presented at the National Communication Association, November 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Johnson, J. Research in Progress Panel. The White House Blog: Taking advantage of the Rhetorical Situation to inform and engage the American citizen. Presented at the National Communication Association, November 2010, San Francisco, CA

Johnson, J. Best Practices: Twitter, New Media and Positive Communication Discussion Panel Participant at the Southern States Communication Association, April 2010, Memphis, TN

Johnson, J. The Rhetorical Power of The Tweet: Using Twitter to Enrich the Classroom Experience for Computers and Writing, May 2010, http://www.digitalparlor.org/cw2010

Johnson, J. How to use Blogging in Communication Education Discussion Panel Participant at the Southern States Communication Association, April 2010, Memphis, TN

Johnson, J. Rhetoric and Technology Discussion Panel Participant at the Federation of Rhetoric Symposium, February 2010, Denton, TX

Johnson, J. From Victim to Journalist: How technology changed the reporting of the London Terrorist Bombings. Paper presented at the Federation of Rhetoric Symposium, February 2006, Denton, TX

Johnson, J. Wired Ethos: Establishing Ethical Standards for Online Journalism Weblogs. Paper presented at the SW/TX Popular Culture Association Conference, February 2006, Albuquerque, NM

Johnson, J. Towards a new Electronic Pedagogy: Using Weblogs as a New Writing Portal in the Journalism Classroom. Paper presented at the College English Association, April 2006, San Antonio, TX

Johnson, J. The Coffeehouse and the Press: Continuing a 400-Year Tradition on the Internet. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, April 2006, Atlanta, GA

Johnson, J. The Internet during Wartime: Real-Time Rhetoric About the War in Iraq. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, May 2004, New Orleans, LA

Johnson, J. News Stories about September 11: Media Audience’s Personal Narratives. Paper presented at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Symposium, November 2003, Salt Lake City, UT

Academic Service and other activities 

Member of the Editorial Review Board for The Journal of Social Media in Society

Guest Speaker
Community and Campus Luncheon
Spring 2012
The University of Texas at Dallas

Student Media Operating Board
The University of Texas at Dallas
2011-Present

Curriculum Task Force
School of Arts and Humanities
The University of Texas at Dallas
2011-2012

Guest Lecturer
How to use Twitter effectively
Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013 ATEC 3320
School of Arts and Humanities
The University of Texas at Dallas

Graduate Courses

  • History of Rhetoric
  • Studies in Folklore
  • Electronic Texts
  • Film as Literature
  • Women in Literature
  • Professional and Academic Communications
  • Rhetoric and Composition Theory (Electronic Pedagogy)
  • British Politics and Culture
  • Professional and Academic Communication
  • American Women Literature
  • 20th Century American and British Literature
  • Feminist Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric and Composition Theory and e-Learning
  • Semiotics
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Bibliography Research Methods
  • Literary Criticism
  • Victorian Literature
  • 20th Century American Drama
  • Media Studies and Theory
  • Communication Narrative Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Readings of Mass Communication
  • Arts, Reviews, and Criticism
  • Visual Journalism
  • Direct Response

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Southern State Communication Association (2010–present)
  • National Communication Association (2010-present)
  • International Communication Association (2003-2004)
  • Rhetoric Society of America (2004–2009)
  • Member, English/Rhetoric Graduate Organization (2005–2006; Vice President, 2005–2006)
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Awards

Autrey Nell Wiley Endowed Scholarship, 2006

Research Interests

  • Online Presidential Campaign Rhetoric
  • Emerging Media Communications
  • Journalism
  • Rhetorical Analysis
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