Phylis West Johnson

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Phylis West Johnson, Ph.D.
Director and Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Founder of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Immersive Storytelling Lab
DBH 103

Office Hours

  • Monday, 12:15-1:15 PM
  • Thursday, 2-3 PM
  • By Appointment


Phylis Johnson, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San José State University, and Emeritus Professor of Sound and New Media in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

She is the founding co-editor of Resonance: Journal of Sound and Culture (University of California Press), former editor of Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology and the past editor of The Journal of Radio and Audio Media.

She has authored six books in media studies, numerous research chapters and journal articles, as well as arts reviews and magazine features on gaming, sound and new media, particularly virtual and mixed reality. She has presented internationally, and has more than 20 years of professional radio experience. If you would like to know more about her latest book on the future of journalism, follow her blog.