Johnson Remembered as Passionate, Caring, ‘a Professor’s Professor’

December 13, 2016

Update January 25, 2017:

A memorial for Ann Johnson will be held on April 29th from 2-4pm at the Rutledge Chapel on the campus of University of South Carolina. Following the memorial there will be a reception for out-of-town guests and close friends. All are welcome. Please email Leah McClimans ( and Allison Marsh ( if you are planning to attend.

Ann Johnson

December 12, 2016: Prof. Ann Johnson, science and technology studies, died early Sunday evening from a rare form of uterine cancer, according to a University press release. She was 51.

Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her research focused on the history of engineering and the way engineers work in a modern industrial society.

Before coming to Cornell in 2015, Johnson was an assistant professor of theater technology at the University of Southern California, a history instructor at Fordham University and a professor of history and philosophy at the University of South Carolina. Read more at The Cornell Daily Sun.