Araminta Johnston , PhD
- Assistant Professor , Philosophy and Religion Department
- College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Araminta Johnston came to Queens in 1998. Since then, she has taught a variety of courses in Philosophy and Religion, in the Core Program and in the Women's Studies Program. She has a special interest in Religion, Ethics and Culture.
Although she has lived in North Carolina since she was an undergraduate at Duke University (where she met her husband of more than 40 years), she is a native of Mississippi. Due to her connection to Mississippi, she became interested in the life of the Right Rev. Duncan M. Gray Jr., Episcopal bishop of Mississippi from 1974 to 1992, who, throughout his career as a clergyman in Mississippi, was a strong advocate for justice during the course of the local civil rights movement. The University Press of Mississippi will publish her biography of Gray in September 2010.
She earned a master's degree in Religion from Wake Forest University and a doctorate degree from Duke University (go Duke!).
Dr. Johnston has two daughters, each of whom has a daughter of her own whom Dr. Johnston enjoys whenever she gets a chance. Otherwise, she and her husband lead a quiet life, constantly putting themselves at the service of their cat Hannibal. In her spare time, Dr. Johnston enjoys reading mysteries and gardening.
- B.A. - English; Duke University
- M.A. - Religion and Literature; Wake Forest University
- PhD - Religion, Ethics and Culture; Duke University
- And One Was a Priest -- nominated in nonfiction category 2012 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters