My name is Patrick Johnson and I am currently a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.


University of Iowa
Melissa Tully, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Kajsa Dalrymple, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Brian Ekdale, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Rachel Young, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor
Cristina Tilly, J.D., Associate Professor of Law

Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian, Ph.D., Syracuse, Newhouse Professor
Stephanie Craft, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Professor, Journalism Dept. Head
Ana Garner, Ph.D., Marquette University, Professor, Journalism Dept. Head
Bonnie Brennen, Ph.D., Marquette University, Professor Emerita
Daradirek “Gee” Ekachai, Ph.D., Marquette University, Associate Professor
Karen Slattery, Ph.D., Marquette University, Professor Emerita

When I’m not being a teacher/scholar

In my free time I probably can be found reading random works of narrative nonfiction, watching way too many horror films (or rewatching countless Disney and Marvel movies), being inundated with the news, making fun of and commenting about politics, consuming far too much pop culture on social media, getting way too involved in college football and basketball, and bouncing around and singing to whatever song ends up playing on my Apple Music (which usually is a healthy dose of today’s top hits, 90s/00s hits, grunge, classic rock, heavy metal, and show tunes). 

What I’m doing

Research Assistant (summer 2021) | School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Graduate Instructor | School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Public Humanities Fellow | Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Research Team
Mapping Impactful Media Literacy Practices Project

Board of Directors
Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society

Board Member
SPI Board for the Daily Iowan and DITV

Before I got here

English and Media Teacher & Media Adviser | Antioch Community High School

Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Media Studies | Marquette University
(2013- 2020)

Professional Boards and Obligations
Mentor Program Chair, Journalism Education Association

Summer Journalism Workshop Director, Kettle Moraine Press Association

Student Media Board, Marquette University

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