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Tina Johnson
Dr. Tina Johnson
Associate Professor of History

 List of degrees & schools: Ph.D., history, University of Pittsburgh; M.A., history, with certificates in Asian studies and women’s studies, University of Pittsburgh; M.L.A., Johns Hopkins University; B.A., economics, Oklahoma State University.

Originally from: Oklahoma.

Courses taught: I teach all of the East Asian history courses, covering China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. These include Traditional East Asian History, Modern East Asian History, China and Japan in Fiction and Film, Modern China, Special Topics in China and Japan, and The Rise of Chinese Civilization. I teach seminar courses for history majors and advise them on writing their senior theses.

What I like about Saint Vincent: The people who work and study here make this place very special. I also appreciate the opportunities for intellectual growth through interdisciplinary programs like the Chinese Language and Culture minor and the International Studies minor that foster interest in different cultures and ways of life.

Memorable moment: Camping on the Great Wall, followed by a 10K hike at dawn, with my students in 2010.

What most people don’t know about me: I was a state powerlifting champion in high school and held a national record for bench press; was even on ESPN.