Jennifer Johnson


Jennifer Johnson teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and in the Leland Scholars Program at Stanford University. She received a B.A. in Art History with Honors from the University of Maryland at College Park and a M.A. and PhD in Education (Language, Literacy and Culture) from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Stanford, Jennifer taught courses in the Linguistics Department and the Graduate School of Education at Berkeley. As a graduate student at Berkeley, she was the recipient of the Berkeley Language Center Research Fellowship, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award and Teaching Effectiveness Award. Before that, she spent seven years teaching English in Japan at the high school and college levels. In her last 4 years in Japan, Jennifer co-founded an English school and translation company. Jennifer loves traveling and learning languages and she spent two years sailing around the Pacific Ocean visiting island countries. She currently lives on her 27 ft sailboat, Nepenthe, in the Berkeley Marina.