In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York, died on December 11. She was 51 years old and suffered from a rare form of cancer.

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. Earlier, she taught at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Fordham University in New York. Dr. Johnson was the author of Hitting the Brakes: Engineering Design and the Production of Knowledge (Duke University Press, 2009).

Professor Johnson was a 1986 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She earned a master of fine arts degree in technical design and production from the Yale School of Drama and a Ph.D. in the history of science at Princeton University in New Jersey.


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