English Department Faculty
Creative Writing Program Faculty
Professor, Department of Psychology
Professor of Theater, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Henry J Leir Chair in Language, Literature and Culture, Department of Language, Literature and Culture
Fern Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
Dr. Johnson is a sociolinguist specializing in the study of ethnicity, race, and gender in discourse. Her teaching and research center on the relationship of cultural systems to language-in-use, especially ideological codes in discourse and language policy issues. She has written on topics including cultural models for understanding language diversity, language policy, gender and discourse, and the language of advertising as cultural text.