Glenn Johnston Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & Chair Applied Liberal Arts
Public History | School of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • M.S., Niagara University
  • M.A., State University of New York, Buffalo
  • B.A., St Lawrence University

Professional Experience

Stevenson University

  • 2013-Present: Chair, Humanities & Public History
  • 2012-Present: History Faculty, University Archivist and Historian
  • 2007-2012: History Faculty

University of North Texas

  • 01/04-06/06 Administrator, Oral History Program
  • 01/05-06/05 Adjunct Instructor, School of Education
  • 08/03-01/04 Interviewer/ Transcriptionist, Oral History Program

Cleveland Hill High School, Cheektowaga, NY

  • 11/99-06/01 Social Studies Teacher

East Aurora High School, East Aurora, NY

  • 9/94-6/99 Social Studies Teacher

NYNEX Mobile Communications

  • 6/89-12/92 Mobile Data Communications Product Development

Bell Aerospace Textron

  • 1989 EHF Satellite Communications Product Development
  • 1988 Liquid Propellant Howitzer Product Development
  • 1987 High Energy Laser Test Facility Product Development
  • 1986 Peacekeeper SICBM Air Cushion Vehicle Development

State University of New York @ Buffalo

  • 12/83-06/84 Instructor of Geography (SUNY at Buffalo, New York)

US Army

  • 1981-1983 All Source Intelligence Officer
  • 1980 Tactical Intelligence Officer
  • 1979 Armored Cavalry Operations Officer
  • 1978 Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader


Military history

Colonial history (US)


Dalton, H., Johnston, C., Johnston, G., McQuade, A., Payne, A., Payne, C., and Schmiedel, E. (2005). We Ain’t No Heroes: The 112th Cavalry in World War II. Final report. History Without Borders Project. Denton, TX: University of North Texas

Johnston, G.T. (2001) The Polish Blue Army. New York Archives. Vol. 1 No. 2, Fall.

Johnston, G.T. (1986) The 120mm SP Mortar/Howitzer: Its Impact on NATO Rear Area Defense. Armor. US Army Armor Association, Ft. Knox, KY. Mar-Apr.


  • Intro to Archives
  • Intro to Public History
  • US History I: 1600-1877
  • US History II: 1877-present
  • World History I to 1500 CE
  • World History II 1500 CE to Present
  • Senior Seminar (Writing Intensive)
  • First Year Seminar
  • Field Experiences in Archival Operations
  • Intro to Oral History
  • Combat Medicine in Vietnam


My recent research has engaged with the question: How does geography relate to the cultural history of a place? This research combines the natural history of a location with its cultural (human) history in a complementary fashion. This research, “A Biography of Place,” is being conducted as a joint project by the Stevenson Public History Program and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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