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Melissa Carol Johnson

Melissa Carol Johnson, American poet, educator. Reed Smith Memorial fellow, University South Carolina, 1993-1994, Bates fellow, 1997, 1998, 2000. Member of American Association of University Women, Newberry County History Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta (associate).

Background

  • Johnson, Melissa Carol was born on February 4, 1968 in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Kelly Luther and Carol Cody Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College of Charleston, South Carolina, 1986—1989. Master of Fine Arts, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1993—1996. Graduate in Women's studies, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1996—2001.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1996—2002.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Newberry (South Carolina) College, since 2003.

    Works

    • Editor: (literature journal) Yemassee, 1996-1999. Co-author (with Robert Newman and Jean Bohner): (textbook) Uncommon Threads: Reading and Writing About Contemporary America, 2003. Author: (published poems) The Connecticut Review, New Review, Borderlands, Farmer's Market, West Wind Review.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberals

    Membership

    Member of American Association of University Women, Newberry County History Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta (associate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, jogging.

    Connections

    • Married Joseph H. Schaub, November 6, 1999. Married Kristian M. Niemi, February 3, 1990 (divorced 1996).
    • father: Kelly Luther
    • mother: Carol Cody Johnson
    • spouses: Joseph H. Schaub
    • Kristian M. Niemi
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    Born February 4, 1968
    (age 48)
    Nationality
    • 2003
      Assistant, professor Newberry (South Carolina) College