Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University


David Johnson

Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 224
Phone: 470-578-6208
Fax: 470-578-9057


Professor of English

Teaching at Kennesaw State 1999

Education: Ph.D., 1999, Purdue University

Specializations: Linguistics, English as a Second Language

Courses Regularly Taught: Introduction to Language and Linguistics History of the English Language Teaching ESL Writing

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Johnson, D. (2010). Review of The Psychology of Second Language Acquisition. Zoltan Dornyei. TESOL Quarterly. Johnson, D. (2008). How myths about language affect education: What every teacher should know. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press Johnson, D. (2008). Review of American Dialects. Conference on college composition and communication, 59, 548-556. Johnson, D. and VanBrackle, L.(2012). Linguistic Discrimination in Writing Assessment: How Raters React to African American “Errors,” ESL Errorns, and Standard English Errors on a State-Mandated Writing Exam. Assessing Writing,17, 35-54.

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Program Members

Brennen, Terri
Figueiredo, Sergio
Giddens, Elizabeth
Grooms, Tony
Guglielmo, Letizia
Harper, M. Todd
Johnson, David
Levy, Aaron
McGrath, Laura
Niemann, Linda
Odom, Mary Lou
Palmer, Chris
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph