Dr. Kent Johnson, English and Spanish instructor: B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Bowling Green Universitycrestor .
Having lived in both the South American country of Uruguay and the United States, Dr. Kent Johnson has first-hand knowledge about these countries’ histories, cultures, and etiquettes. In addition to his teaching of English and Spanish, students also benefit from his experience as a writer, translator, and editor. His recent work translating the poetry of Bolivian author Jamie Saenz has been widely praised. Kent was one of 14 winners of the 2004 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation, one of the most sought-after grants in poetry and fiction. Kent is a co-faculty advisor of Highland’s award-winning literary and arts publication, “The Prairie Wind.” Kent has been a Highland faculty member for 12 years. Kent was named the 2004 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Facutly Member.