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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Cynthia Johnson is an assistant professor of English with a specialty in professional and technical writing. She earned her Ph.D. in Composition & Rhetoric from Miami University in Ohio, where she also worked as an assistant director of the writing center and writing-in-the-disciplines program for the Farmer School of Business. She was also the assistant coordinator of the 7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, a conference focused on student learning in and across the disciplines.

Her research examines learning transfer, or how students' writing knowledge and practices adapt across contexts. Her work appears in Computers & Composition, The Writing Center Journal, and a forthcoming digital collection by the Writing Lab Newsletter. She also presents regularly at conferences such as the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, and Computers and Writing.

Johnson's teaching experience is in composition; professional, technical, and business writing; and digital writing and rhetoric. She believes all forms of writing are opportunities to create positive change, and she works to communicate this belief to her students. 

Education and Certifications

B.S. in Professional Writing, Missouri State University (2012)

M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition, Missouri State University (2014)

Ph.D. in Composition & Rhetoric, Miami University (2019)

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