Stephanie Johnson , Ph.D.
What is your field of expertise, and what makes you interested in this field?
I teach 19th-century British literature and literature by women. The Victorians were so much like us-energetic, innovative, highly social, anxious about the future-that it's a joy to introduce them and their literature to students. I love bridging traditional periods and centuries in literary studies, too, for the same reasons: to foster conversation across cultures and generations and to appreciate the beauty that transcends both.
Can you briefly introduce the academic program (or department) you are in to our prospective students?
The English Department at St. Scholastica is a wonderfully collegial and exciting place to be. Whether you're pursuing a major or a minor in English or just taking a class or two, you'll find a warm welcome and an invitation to challenge yourself in new and important ways.
What do you like best about St. Scholastica?
The people at St. Scholastica care about students and about their learning. That's why we're here, and it informs our interactions everywhere on campus from the dining hall to the classrooms.
What's your advice for prospective students?
To be courageous about trying, asking, knocking on the door. Never assume that you cannot pursue what you dream of pursuing.