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Mark David Johnston, American language educator. Recipient John Nicholas Brown prize Outstanding First Book, Medieval Academy American, 1991; fellow, American Council Learned Societies, 1979, 1982, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1980, 1998, 1994-1995.


Johnston, Mark David was born on November 23, 1952 in Puyallup, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Arthur David and Carol Mae Johnston.


Bachelor, University Oregon, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University, 1978.


Assistant professor Spanish Washington University, St. Louis. Assistant professor English Illinois State University, Normal, 1982—1983, from associate professor to professor Spanish, 1983—1997. Corporation desktop support supervisor United States Cellular Corporation, Chicago, 1998—1999.

Information technical director The Newberry Library., 1999—2003. Professor Spanish DePaul University, since 2003. Visiting professor history and Spanish St. Xavier University, Chicago, 2000.

Visiting professor comparative literature University Iowa, Iowa City, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The New Rhetoric of Ramon Llull (Hermagoras Press), The Book of the Lover and the Beloved of Ramon Llull (Aris & Phillips), (scholarly monograph) The Spiritual Logic of Ramon Llull (Oxford, Clarendon Press), The Evangelical Rhetoric of Ramon Llull (Oxford University Press).


President Independence Park Advisory Council, Chicago, 2000—2003. Member of Illinois Medieval Association (executive secretary since 2005), Midwest Modern Language Association, Modern Language Association American.


  • Other Interests

    Old house renovation, greyhound rescue, bagpiping.


Married Anne Clark Bartlett, November 19, 1960. Children: Matthew Augustine Johnston-Urey, Benjamin Gregory Johnston-Urey.

Arthur David

Carol Mae Johnston

Anne Clark Bartlett

Matthew Augustine Johnston-Urey Johnston

Benjamin Gregory Johnston-Urey Johnston