Faculty Biographies

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson



Office: CPR 301J
Phone: 813-974-0109
Email: meredithjohnson@usf.edu



Dr. Meredith A. Johnson (formerly Meredith Zoetewey) is professor of rhetoric and professional and technical communication at the University of South Florida. Her book, Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation, co-authored with W. Michele Simmons and Patricia Sullivan, was published by Routledge as part of their ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication. It won the 2020 CCCC Research Impact Award. 

Her current research focuses on public participation in urban development. Johnson’s scholarship has appeared in edited collections and journals, including Technical Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Computers and Composition: An International Journal, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Enculturation, and IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication.

Johnson teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the theory and practice of professional and technical communication. She previously served as Director of the Graduate Program in Rhetoric and Composition and the Interim Director of the Undergraduate Major in Professional Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology. She currently directs the Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication which she also founded. 


Purdue University, English – Rhetoric and Composition, PhD (2005) & MA (2000)

Area of Specialty

Professional and technical communication; visual rhetoric