Don Johnson

Dr. Don Johnson

Dr. Don Johnson, early Americanist

I’m happy to be here in Fargo as Assistant Professor of early American History at NDSU.  My courses will focus on colonial and Revolutionary America, and I will also be teaching in the department’s Public History program.

Raised in Maryland, before coming to NDSU I spent six years in Chicago earning my PhD at Northwestern University.  I’ve also lived at various points in Delaware and Rhode Island, so with North Dakota I now have the distinction of having lived in three of the least-populated states in the union!  I’ve come to love the people and lifestyle of the Midwest, but I have to admit I still miss fresh seafood and summer days on the Chesapeake Bay.  When not teaching or researching, I enjoy brewing (and consuming) craft beer, reading, playing disc golf (poorly), and binge-watching TV – feel free to stop by if you want to talk about the latest episode of The Walking Dead, VEEP, or Game of Thrones!


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