David Johnson


Dr. Johnson has taught in Olivet’s Department of English since the fall of 2002. He teaches composition courses as well as a variety of introductory and upper level literature courses.

Dave earned his Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University, where his areas of concentration were 20th Century British literature and late 19th and 20th Century American literature. His dissertation focused on the short fiction of 20th Century British writer Graham Greene. His areas of interest include Graham Greene studies, 20th Century Catholic writers (Greene, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, G.K. Chesterton, and Muriel Spark, among others) and narrative theory.

Additionally, Dave and his wife, Val, and their two daughters, Anna and Abby, love spending time together. They enjoy doing a wide range of activities with one another: playing games, going on family trips, participating in church activities, playing together outside, and cheering on their beloved St. Louis Cardinals.