Robert D. Johnson

  • Director, Associate Professor
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Arizona State University
  • M.A., English, Kansas State University


Contact Information

  • Department: English & Theatre
  • Office: Mattox 302
  • Mailing Address: Case Annex 467
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-6263



R Dean Johnson is the author of Delicate Men: Stories (Alternative Book Press) and Californium (forthcoming-Plume). His essays and stories have appeared in several national literary journals, including Ascent, Natural Bridge, New Orleans Review, Santa Clara Review, and The Southern Review. His fiction has previously been nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology and excerpts from his novel manuscript, Californium, have been anthologized in Tribute to Orpheus (Kearney Street Books) and Paradigm, Volume One (Rain Farm Press). Editor of the anthology Teachable Moments: Essays on Experiential Education (University Press of America), he holds an MA in English from Kansas State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Previously, he has taught at Prescott College, Cameron University, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

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Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
ENW 820Creative Nonfiction Workshop  Internet Classes SITEFall 2016
ENW 820Thesis  Internet Classes SITEFall 2016
GRD 858FMFA Creative Wrtg Comp Present   Fall 2016