Title: History Educator
Company: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Janet Johnson, History Educator at the University of Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of Egyptology.
From the time she was a child, Dr. Johnson had been interested in Egyptian history. Her parents, Robert and Jane Johnson, were interested in Egyptian history and South American archaeology, respectively. A young Dr. Johnson would read the material her parents brought home and, after years of interest in the subject, decided to attend the University of Chicago because of the institution’s undergraduate Egyptology program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1972 and remained at the institution, working as an assistant professor from 1972 to 1979 and an associate professor from 1979 to 1981. She then served as director of the Oriental Institute of the institution from 1983 to 1989, worked at the Field Museum of Natural History has been a Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor since 2003.
Dr. Johnson has shared her expertise with others, authoring works such as “Demotic Verbal System” and “Thus Wrote Onchsheshonqy.” She served as an editor for “Quseir al-Qadim” as well as other works. Dr. Johnson has received grants from the National Geographic Society as well as the National Endowment of the Humanities and holds membership with the American Research Center in Egypt. Dr. Johnson attributes her success to luck and hard work and considers her proudest moment to be bonding with the students she’s had over the years. She is grateful for the friendships she has maintained with her colleagues and students around the country and world and loves that she spent her career doing what she loves. As a testament to her success, Dr. Johnson has been lauded with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of American Women and the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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