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 while on sabbatical. At Baylor University, he specialized in sixteenth and seventeenth-century British literature, writing his dissertation on the interplay of conscience and politics when Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) when preached his ten Gunpowder Plot sermons before James I and the court. He is a member of the Modern Language Association and Christianity and Literature. Additionally, for ten of the last eleven years, he worked with ETS as an AP Reader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Language Exams.
- Ph.D. – Baylor University, Waco, TX
- M.Div. – Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
- M.A. Religion – Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
- B.A. English- Johnson State College, Johnson, VT