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Lonnell Johnson Lonnell Johnson

Columbus Christian Spirituality Examiner | Examiner.com

Blacklick, OH, UNITED STATES

Dynamic, experienced speaker provides spiritual insight into various aspects of life, using original poetry and humor as part of powerful te

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Biography

Described as a "real Renaissance Man," Lonnell Johnson represents a unique collage of experiences as a poet and speaker. He has worked as a pharmacist, information analyst, editor, administrator, director of public relations, and professor.

With a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Purdue University, Johnson was drafted into the Army in 1967 and served as pharmacy instructor at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This experience introduced him to the joys of classroom teaching, eventually leading to a Master’s in English from Emporia State University and ultimately a Ph.D. in English from Indiana University. For more than 35 years he taught college English in Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. As a writer he has published articles on various subjects, such as biblical research and African-American literature.

In 2005 he retired as Professor of English at Otterbein College in Westerville, OH and established Ambassador Press where he published books by eight authors, including his collection of poetry Stone upon Stone: Psalms of Remembrance as well as the personal narrative Watch, Fight and Pray: My Personal Three-fold Strategy to Combat Prostate Cancer. In addition to teaching at National College, he facilitates courses at the University of Phoenix, Columbus Campus and Indiana Wesleyan University—Columbus, Ohio. As Christian Spirituality Examiner for Examiner.com, an Internet publication, Dr. Johnson continues to explore ways to enhance his communication skills in writing and speaking.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health and Wellness

Writing and Editing

Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (3)

Cancer Survivor

Black History

1st Time Book Publishing

Affiliations (1)

  • Indiana Wesleyan University--Columbus, Ohio, National College--Columbus, Ohio, University of Phoenix--Columbus, Ohio

Event Appearances (3)

From the Soul of a Man: Influences of Black Poets on My Works

Black History Celebration  University of Phoenix--Columbus, Ohio

2010-02-24

My Soul Looks back, All the Way Back and Wonders

Black History Celebration  National College--Columbus, Ohio

2011-02-16

Just what is the Blues? A Transatlantic Connection

Ethnic Studies Conference  Shippensburg University--Shippensburg, PA

2005-03-23

Sample Talks (6)

Watch, Fight & Pray: A Holistic Approach to Cancer

Personal three-fold strategy in response to prostate cancer diagnosis 12 years ago.

The Coach Approach: A Model for Successful Teaching

Multimedia presentation offers strategies that have proven useful in teaching written and oral communication along with original poetry in celebration of "The Teacher's Task."

From the Soul of a Man: Influences of Black Poets on My Works

Reading/Discussion of selected poetry from Stone upon Stone: Psalms of Remembrance and other works, along with a sampling of African-American poets who have impacted his writing.

Just what is the Blues? A Transatlantic Connection

Multimedia presentation celebrates the blues as a literary and musical expression and traces origin back to West Africa, featuring original poetry and commentary.

“My Soul Looks back, All the Way Back and Wonders. . .”

Multi-media presentation pays tribute to Jupiter Hammon, the first African American to publish a poem in colonial America, on the Tri-Centennial of His Birth.

Just what is the Blues? A Transatlantic Connection

Multimedia presentation celebrates the blues as a literary and musical expression and traces origin back to West Africa, featuring original poetry and commentary.

Availability

  • Author Appearance