Kaarin JohnsonProfessor of Theater and Divisional Coordinator for the Fine Arts
Professor Johnson earned her B.A. from Cornell College, M.A. at the University of South Dakota and PhD, Southern Illinois University in theater. Joined CSB/SJU in 1985; appointed Professor 1995; Department Chair, 1994-1998. Courses include Theater Management, Public Speaking and Senior Seminar (ethics). She has a number of honors including a faculty development grant to attend the Holocaust Institute in Jerusalem; faculty study grant in China; Kellogg Leadership Award; and National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow. She has served on numerous faculty committees, presented papers at regional and national meetings, served as a consultant to many nonprofit theater companies; published articles, plays and poems; directed more than 50 college and university plays, 18 community/summer theater experiences and another 22 plays for young audiences. She is a member of the Association for Asian Performance and Women and Theatre Focus Group.