Dr. Johnson is a native of East Kentucky. He has taught writing for Morehead State University, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana State University. He has also taught Sophomore, Junior, and Senior English in Kentucky High Schools. And, he has been an academic administrator for both Morehead State University and Hazard Community and Technical College.
He is interested in Regional, Appalachian, and Southern Fiction, in particular the writings of Jesse Stuart, James Still, and Eudora Welty. He also enjoys the plays of Tennessee Williams and Tom Stoppard, is an amateur film historian, sketches and paints with watercolors, and plays golf, tennis, and guitar in his spare time.