Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

E-mail:  kjohns65@tnstate.edu

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 is an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies concentration area at Tennessee State University. She brings, to the Department of Communication, her areas of specialization; Political, Religious, and African American Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Cultural Criticism and Womanism.  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.







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