Bobby Johnson is a native Texan and grew up in the Austin area. Prior to his fall 2001 arrival at LeTourneau University, he taught American history at San Antonio College (San Antonio, Texas), Tarrant County College (Hurst, Texas), and Texas Christian University (Ft. Worth, Texas). Additionally, he has completed 10 years of service in public secondary schools in several regions of Texas. He worked with students who ranged from severely learning disabled to gifted and talented. During those 10 years, he taught world history, Texas history and geography and even drove a daily school bus route. He coached boy’s basketball and track for two years.
In 1986, he received a bachelor of arts. degree in history and geography from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. In 1994, he received a master of arts in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a doctorate from Texas Christian University in 2001. From 1995-1998, he served as a weekly religion columnist for the Kerrville Daily Times in Kerrville, Texas, where his columns blended local history with current topics in religion. His book, A Legacy of Faith , was published in the summer of 2002 by Nortex Press in Austin, Texas.
Learn more about Dr. Johnson and his work at the Gregg County Historical Museum.