Assistant Professor of the Practice of Technical Communications
Dr. Courtney Johnson is a Professor of the Practice of Technical Communication. 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.