Kimari Johnson

Kimari Johnson has worked for over 15 years in higher education and teaches academic writing, literature, public speaking, and creative writing courses. She has held a variety of positions, including writing center director, department chair, and teaching center coordinator.  Additionally, she has served as a faculty advisor to the College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society, African Caribbean Club, and Writers’ Guild.  
 
As a strong supporter of the local literary arts scene, Kimari organizes a monthly poetry open mic and works with area poets, writers, and theatre groups for campus programming. She has completed two chapbooks and published poetry in small literary magazines; she has also received a Poets & Writers Sponsorship as a featured poet. 
 
Kimari enjoys traveling and has participated in educational and cultural exchange programs to England, Colombia, and Germany with experiences ranging from literary research and teaching English as a foreign language to working with homeless populations. In recent years, she has led the College’s Study Abroad to Ireland. Overall, she is grateful for the many opportunities to combine work with her interests.