Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Office: PAC 279
Phone: (615) 963-2522
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Memphis
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Memphis
MDiv., McCormick Theological Seminary
B.S. in Speech, Northwestern University
Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson joins the faculty, at Tennessee State University, as an Assistant Professor of Speech Communication. She brings, to the Department of Communication, a womanist rhetorical lens along with research that sits at the intersection of rhetoric; women’s studies; womanist preaching; womanist theology; African American rhetoric, studies, and preaching; cultural criticism; and rhetorical/human agency. Dr. Johnson has presented her research at professional communication associations such as: National Communication Association, Rhetoric Society of America, Southern States Communication Association, and Tennessee Communication Association.
Dr. Johnson has taught undergraduate students in the Communication Department at The University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Her teaching areas include: Public Speaking/Oral Communication, Honors Public Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Fundamentals of Communication, African American Rhetoric, and Persuasion. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, in their ACTS Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program, where she taught Womanist Preaching.
Prior to teaching in academia, Dr. Johnson worked in ministry as an Associate Pastor, Associate Minister, Children’s Ministry Director, Children’s Pastor, and Church Consultant.