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Dr. Neil Johnston

Assistant Professor of English
AH 307
LC Box 606
(318) 487-7139


Ph.D. - Baylor University                                                      
M.Div. - Westminster Theological Seminary                            
M.A. Religion - Westminster Theological Seminary                      
B. A. English- Johnson College                                                                                                                                                      

Neil Johnston received his Ph.D. in English from Baylor University, having left his native home in New England in order to pursue teaching in higher education.  Prior to becoming a college professor, Dr. Johnston served in the pastorate in North Carolina, New York, and Vermont, during which time he also taught Church history in Zambia Africa while on sabbatical. At Baylor University, he specialized in sixteenth and seventeenth-century British literature, writing his dissertation on the rhetorical tightrope that Lancelot Andrewes walked when preaching his Gunpowder Plot sermons before James I and his court.  His academic interests include classical rhetoric, Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser, and the religious poets of the seventeenth-century.  Besides teaching freshman composition at LC, he also teaches British survey, Shakespeare, Medieval, Renaissance, the literature of the Bible, early American literature, and critical theory.  He is a member of the Modern Language Association and Christianity and Literature.  Additionally, for eight of the last nine years, he has served as an AP Reader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Language Exams.  During this time, he has also presented papers on authors as varied as Milton, Tennessee Williams, Lancelot Andrewes, and Spenser at four Christianity and Literature conferences over the past six years.


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