Director of Global Studies


Dr. David Johnson, associate professor of Global Studies and German, serves as director of the Global Studies Program and as faculty director of the Office of Study Abroad. His instructional duties include courses in Global Studies and all levels of German language, literature, and culture.

Dr. Johnson 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 Silesia, landscapes, and German-Polish encounters.

Born and raised in 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 going on walks with his family.

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