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Kenneth D. Johnson

Kenneth D. Johnson Ken Johnson
Clinical Instructor, Liberal Studies/Individual Option

Phone: (217) 206-7418
Office: UHB 3031

Teaching Interests: Rhetoric and Composition, Philosophy of Ethics, Leadership Ethics, Speech and Rhetorical Theory, and, Computer Publishing

Research Interests: Kenneth Burke and gender language in conservative religious groups

Accomplishments: Kenneth D. Johnson served for many years as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer of technology based corporations. He received his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Rhetoric from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004 where he also taught Computer Publishing in the Communications Division. Johnson joined the staff of Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2004 and served as Associate University Registrar, Director of the Lilly Endowment funded Pepperdine Voyage Project, and Adjunct Professor teaching Rhetoric and Composition, Philosophy of Ethics, Leadership Ethics, and Speech and Rhetorical Theory culminating in an appointment as a Visiting Instructor. He has presented at numerous conferences. He also served on the Board of Visitors at Pepperdine University and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Faith and Learning.

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Johnson’s family maintains the primary place of interest in his life. HIs wife, two grown daughters, and granddaughter keep him busy, and he especially loves the role of granddad. In those few moments without any of them around, he returns to dabbling in the dark side of computing–he maintains one of the largest Rhetoric and Philosophy data repositories on the Internet, and he enjoys thinking about emerging uses of computing, podcasting, and online learning. He enjoys traveling, preferring educational trips to rest and relaxation vacations, much to the chagrin of his daughters. In those moments of needed solitude, he has often retreated to the beaches of Malibu where he can sit quietly and ponder what he thinks and why he thinks it.

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