Virginia "Nia" M. Johnson
Assistant Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Communication and Media
N 318 Divinity Hall

Nia Johnson, a native of Birmingham, has been teaching in the JMC department at Samford since 2014. She came to Samford from the University of Alabama where she taught as an adjunct and graduate teaching assistant in the College of Communication & Information Sciences.  Her professional interests include public relations, advertising, sports media, health communication, crisis communication, political communication and communication education.  Nia enjoys books, movies, traveling, and amusement parks. Her husband, Johnathan, is the youth minister at Deerfoot Church of Christ in Pinson. They have one son, Joshua, who was born May 2017, and another son due May 2019.


Ph.D., Communication & Information Sciences, University of Alabama, 2014
M.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010
B.A., Communication Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006
B.S., Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006