Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Tags: Political Science Professional Communication Rhetoric Media Studies new media mass communication Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Journalism Digital Communication Social Media Studies COMM ECS

Professional Preparation

PH.D. - Rhetoric (Political Discourse, Media)
Texas Woman's University - 2010
M.A. - Journalism (Media Studies)
University of North Texas - 2004
B.A. - Broadcast Communication
University of Texas at Arlington - 1995

Research Areas

Political Rhetoric
Social Media
Journalism
Media Studies
Political Communication
Political Media

Publications

Political Rhetoric, Social Media, and American Presidential Campaigns  2021 - Book
Thanks to Social Media, we are in a truth crisis  2019 - publications
Democrats get your story straight! Democrats have to master their storytelling techniques to counteract Trump


2019 - publications
Twitter Bites and Romney: Examining the Rhetorical Situation of the 2012 Presidential Election in 140 Characters 2012 - publications

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Bass School of Arts, Humanities and Technology [2021–Present]
Communication Studies
Lecturer
School of Arts and Humanities [2019–2021]
Communication
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Humanities and School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication [2010–2017]
Communication and EMAC
Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Humanities [2006–2010]
Communication
Review Board
The Journal of Social Media in Society [2012–Present]

Presentations

Political Rhetoric, Social Media, and the spread of mis/disinformation and why the public believes fake news, and steps to address these challenges.
2022/05 Building Resilience by Identifying and Combatting the Threats of Hybrid Warfare 

Presentation prepared for the International Visitor Leadership Program 
The United States Department of State
Social Media, Political Rhetoric, and Misinformation
2021/07 "21st Century Changemakers: Engaging the Youth in the Battle Against Disinformation"

Presentation prepared for the International Visitor Leadership Program 
The United States Department of State
 
Keynote speaker for the City of Mesquite: "Positive Social Media"
2020/02

News Articles

Joy of Missing Out
How to avoid false information over social media
Twitter imposes new election limits
Doomscrolling
Experts say 'doomscrolling' can cause anxiety, depression

Activities

Student Media Operating Board
Educational Technology Committee

Funding

"Innovating the Communication Core Curriculum: A Simulated Experiential-Learning Opportunity for Professional and Technical Writing Students through a Collaborative Faculty Initiative from The University of Texas at Dallas and The University of Texas at Arlington."
$12,000 - UT System []
Dr. Christina Montgomery, Dr. Estee Beck, Dr. Melissa-Hernandez-Katz, and Dr. Carie King and I Funding for ECS 3390 Professional and Technical Communication