Michael O. Johnston earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2007, Masters of Public Administration from Iowa State University in 2009, and Ph.D. of Public Policy and Public Administration from Walden University in 2014.
Dr. Johnston joined William Penn University as an adjunct faculty member teaching sociology courses during the 2010-2011 academic year. He was hired as an Instructor of Sociology during the 2013-2014 academic year at William Penn University and was promoted to Assistant Professor of Sociology a year later. Dr. Johnston has also taught courses for Buena Vista University and Iowa State University. Prior to academia he worked in before and after school programs.
Dr. Johnston's most recent research, “The Queen and Her Royal Court: A Content Analysis of Doing Gender at a Tulip Queen Pageant“, was published in Gender Issues Journal. He researches culture, social identity, placemaking, and media representations. He is particularly interested in studying festivals and celebration. You can learn more about him on his website, Google Scholar, follow him on Twitter @ProfessorJohnst, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.