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Steven Johnson

DEPARTMENT: Visual & Communication Arts Dept

POSITION: Professor and Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | UC 275A

PHONE: (540) 432-4364

EMAIL: steven.johnson@emu.edu

Steven David Johnson is Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at EMU in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His photography of the natural world has appeared in Orion, BBC Focus Magazine, Ranger Rick, National Science Teachers Association Press books, a National Geographic Kids book, and numerous conservation publications and journals. He is a board member of Virginia Wilderness Committee and an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Steve has been teaching a semester long course in Conservation Photography since 2013. Students work on a major real-world project in partnership with regional conservation organizations.

When not in the office, you’ll probably find Steve half-immersed in a vernal pool photographing Appalachian salamanders.

Photographic credits include Orion, BBC Focus Magazine, NSTA books, National Geographic Traveler, Ranger Rick, and Virginia Wildlife. Steve’s photographic images and portfolios have been featured in the journals: Ruminate, Numéro Cinq, Flycatcher, Newfound, Pan, and Rock and Sling.


BA, Houghton College
MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design

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