Director of Global Studies

David Johnson, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae

Director of Global Studies Program
Associate Professor of Global Studies and German
Morton Hall 253
Phone: 256-824-6288

Dr. Johnson directs the Global Studies Program at UAH. As director, he advises students completing the Global Studies minor degree at UAH, counsels students about study abroad opportunities, and administers short-term study abroad courses and programs. His instructional duties include Global Studies 200, "Global Systems and Cultures," Global Studies 400, "Topics in Global Studies," and all levels of German language, literature, and culture.

Dr. Johnson's has published in a number of areas of inquiry, including representations of masculinity, leisure, consumer culture, and immigration.  His current research focuses on literary depictions of German-Polish encounters and what these interactions reveal about the complexities of German-Polish relations from the early nineteenth century to the present. 

In May 2011, Dr. Johnson was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UAH.

Born and raised in Tigard, Oregon, Dr. Johnson studied as an undergraduate at Portland State University where he majored in history and minored in German. He completed an MA degree in history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his MA and Ph.D. degrees in Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis.

In his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, watching the soccer games of VfB Stuttgart and the German Bundesliga, rooting for the Portland Trail Blazers, and taking walks with his wife Molly, an associate professor of history at UAH, and their family.