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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Susan Johnson

Senior Lecturer II

Business Communication Program


PhD Rhetoric, University of Massachusetts, 2006
MFA Poetry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993
MSc, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 1984
BSc Honors, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 1981

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer, Business Communication Program, 9/2011-Present
Lecturer, Business Communication Program, 9/2006-6/2011
Visiting Lecturer, Mount Holyoke College, 9/2006-6/2009
Teaching Associate, English Dept., 9/2001-6/2006

Research Interests

Sustainable Business Practices
Story Telling
Creative Approaches To Business
Communication Trends

Teaching Interests

  • Creative Approaches To Business
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Story Telling
  • Public Speaking
  • Current Trends

Selected Publications

Impossible Is Nothing, a collection of 23 poems published by Finishing Line Press, May 2011.

"Big Night Out," Pinyon Poetry Review, Spring 2013.

"So Free Are The Trees Of Leaves," Freshwater, Spring 2013.

"North Again," The Kerf, Spring 2013.

regularly provide commentaries on Most recent have been "There's Bears In Those Woods," 19 August 2019; "Dead Wood," 2 July 2019; "Camping," 24 April 2019; "Winter Birds," 25 February 2019; and "Reading Mountains," 5 December 2018.