Ron JohnsonRonald L. Johnson

B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.F.A., Univ. of California,Irvine
PhD, English, University of Utah

Teaching Specialties

  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Narrative Form and Theory: Novel, Short Story, Memoir
  • Russian Literature in Translation

Ron Johnson is completing a memoir of blue collar life, sections of which have been published in the Missouri Review (1997 Editor's Award) and Grain Magazine (Canada, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, August 2000); another section is forthcoming in Open Spaces. His short fiction has appeared in the United States and New Zealand; a novel, Silver Thaw, was published by Salvo Press ( through Rocket eBooks in September 2000. His Anton Chekhov: A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne 1993) is among his critical publications. Ron enjoys daily walks at Presque Isle Park in Marquette's Upper Harbor.