Tim Johnson joined the university faculty in 1991, and he is professor of history and chair of the department. He teaches the following courses: U.S. History I and II, National Period (1776-1850), Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. Military History, The South in American History, Vietnam, and Senior Seminar.
Johnson’s research interests are in the Mexican War and Civil War. The Virginia Historical Society has named him an Andrew J. Mellon Research Fellow twice (1994, 2002). Recently, Yale University named him the Archibald Hanna, Jr. Research Fellow in American History for 2005, and he will be in residence at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library on the Yale campus during the spring semester. Johnson received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from Lipscomb in 2001, and he has been featured on C-SPAN’s BookTV (1999) and The History Channel (2003). His published works can be found at the Faculty Publications link.