Office: Administration Building, Room 465
Office hours: Monday, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thursday, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.; Friday, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ph.D., Boston College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; B.A. with distinction, University of Virginia
Dr. Johnston's specialty is Christian social ethics, particularly questions of war and peacemaking. She also has interests in the areas of health care ethics and environmental ethics. Her work examines how Christian theologies of church and world shape engagement in politics and the public sphere. In her teaching, Dr. Johnston particularly enjoys debating controversial ethical issues with students, and giving them a chance to explore issues of social justice through service learning courses. As Director of Fellowships, she has helped many Emmanuel students win Fulbright grants and other prestigious awards. Dr. Johnston and her husband have three children, and she enjoys sculling and playing ice hockey.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
The chapel, where the stained glass windows are all images of women saints.