Deborah Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor at Providence College
Professor Deborah Johnson received her Ph.D. in Art History from Brown University in 1984, specializing in 19th and 20th century European art, the history of photography, and modern Chinese and Japanese art. At Providence College, she has focused her interests on 20th and 21st century western art, especially since 1945. She is also on the faculty of the Women's Studies Department, which she helped to found in 1993 and of which she is former Director, and teaches regularly in the Black Studies Program and the American Studies Program. Prior to her arrival at Providence College, she worked for over a decade as a museum professional. She continues to exercise her interests in museum work by teaching museum studies courses and serving on the Committees for the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery and the Reilly Gallery at Providence College. In 2006, she was appointed Manager of Public Art for the State of Rhode Island through which she directed the federal program, 1% for Art. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Jewish Sacred Music in 2013 at Hebrew College.
- Ph.D. in Art History, 1984 | Brown University
- M.A., 1975 | Brown University
- B.A., 1972 | Brown University