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Courtney Johnson

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Technical Communications

General Engineering


Dr. Courtney Johnson is a Professor of the Practice of Technical Communications. Her teaching responsibilities include preparing students to serve as subject matter experts in their chosen field by improving both their written and oral technical communication. She also instructs and coaches students on different aspects of business communication.

Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Professor Johnson spent over a decade as a technical field engineer with Medtronic. In this role, she trained and coached new employees on medical device technology as well as on customer relations. Additionally, she created and delivered a variety of technical training programs for employees and for physicians and nurses. She also participated in numerous product launches and supported various clinical research endeavors.

Professor Johnson has an Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University, where her research focus was on blended learning and student engagement; an M.A. in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University; and a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include technical communication, business communication, customer/client relations, blended learning, student engagement, and leadership.