Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kristine Johnson

Dr. Kristine Johnson

Assistant Professor, Writing Program Director, English
Assistant Professor, English Graduate Program

ML 4446
221 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-3634

Fax: (513) 745-3065


  • B.A. (Calvin College)
  • M.A., Ph.D (Purdue University)

First Year at Xavier University:



Rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, writing program administration


Kristine Johnson directs the writing program and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, composition theory and pedagogy, peer tutoring, and professional writing. She received her BA in English from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her MA and PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University. Her primary research areas are rhetorical theory and writing program administration, and she enjoys serving as a faculty advisor for the Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Recent Publications
“Writing Program Assessment and the Mission-Driven Institution.” Forthcoming in Writing Program Administration, Spring 2014.

“The Things that Unite Us: Transcendence in the First Decade of the Catholic Worker.” Journal of Communication and Religion 36.2 (2013): 173–94.

“Beyond Standards: Disciplinary and National Perspectives on Habits of Mind.” College Composition and Communication 64.3 (2013): 517–41.

“Ad perfectum eloquentiam: The ‘Spoils of Egypt’ in Jesuit Renaissance Rhetoric. Rhetoric Review 31.2 (2012): 99–116.

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