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Amy Johnson , Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of

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Office: 33 Collegeview, A121


  • University of Delaware, PhD
  • Tufts University, MA
  • State University of New York-Geneseo, BA

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Art & Social Change
  • Gender & Sexuality in visual culture
  • American Art
  • Modern & Contemporary Art. 

Dr. Johnson also teaches art history travel courses in Italy and Spain for Otterbein students.

Affiliations & Awards

  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • Integrative Studies Program
  • College Art Association
  • Association of Historians of American Art

Personal Biography

Dr. Johnson earned her B.A. from State University of New York-Geneseo, her M.A. from Tufts University, and her PhD from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Johnson is associate professor of Art History and her areas of study include modern European and American art and architecture, women's and gender studies, visual culture studies, and historic preservation. Dr. Johnson's research focuses on the links between the artist and society, and the larger role art plays in our community. Her recent projects explore the intersections of photography and historic preservation within the creation of the modern city.

Previously, Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, the University of Delaware, and Harford Community College in Harford County, Maryland. She has also worked in historic preservation through the Center for Historic Architecture and Design in Newark, Delaware; the Preservation Alliance of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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