Kevin Johnston, BA

Adjunct faculty, the hunter Division of humanities

kjohnston@svc.edu

Education

  • BA, University of North Carolina
  • MA, Middle Tennessee State University
  • ABD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (all History)

Courses taught

  • Hu199/399 War and Society; IT150 Academic Computing; also have extensive experience teaching history at five institutions; Introduction to American History; Histories of Western Civilization; European Intellectual History; and First Year Studies

academic Research/interests

Most of my research focuses on effective pedagogy. I have presented my findings over 35 times in the last decade. I am also interested in Southern Cultural History 1875 to 1930, primarily focusing on Southern Masculinity, Men's Culture and Southern Social History.

areas of expertise

Pedagogy, General Studies (Masculinity), Multi-disciplinary teaching and learning

Why I teach

I teach because I am intellectually "reborn" in every interaction with my students both in and out of the classroom.

Favorite Book

The work having the biggest impact on me is Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica.

Favorite FILM

Breaker Morant

Best part of being at SVC

Undeniably the relational closeness one can foster with students. The teaching community here is fabulously supportive, even to an adjunct like me.