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Meredith A. Johnson

Meredith A. Johnson

Meredith A. Johnson
Associate Professor


Office: CPR 301J
Phone: 813/974-0109



Dr. Meredith A. Johnson (formerly Meredith Zoetewey) is an associate professor at the University of South Florida.  Her book, Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation, co-authored with W. Michele Simmons and Patricia Sullivan, was published by Routledge as part of their ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication. It won the 2020 CCCC Research Impact Award. 

Her current research focuses on urban development and rhetoric. Johnson’s scholarship has appeared in edited collections and journals, including Technical Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication, Computers and Composition: An International Journal, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Enculturation, and IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication. Along with W. Michele Simmons, Johnson won the Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly in 2012. 

Johnson teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of professional and technical communication. She previously served as Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition and the Interim Director of the Undergraduate Major in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology. She currently directs the Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication which she also founded. 


Purdue University, English – Rhetoric and Composition, PhD (2005) & MA (2000)

Specialty Area

Professional and technical communication; visual rhetoric