Christal Johnson

Christal Johnson

Teaching Professor

  • Public Relations

Contact Information

Office Location

517 Newhouse 1


  • Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
  • M.J. University of North Texas
  • B.J. University of Missouri-Columbia

Christal R.S. Johnson earned a doctoral degree in strategic communication from the University of Oklahoma. She recently served as an assistant professor at Howard University. At Newhouse, she teaches PR research and PR campaigns classes.

Johnson's research interests include strategic communication, health messages, identity and underrepresented audiences. She is also interested in studying black images in film. Her work appears in Public Relations Inquiry and Rocky Mountain Communication Review journals, and in "The Problematic Tyler Perry."

She is a member of Public Relations Society of America and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Johnson volunteers at her church and, in her free time, thinks about exercising and watches "Judge Judy."