Johnson Residence Hall, an original Reynolda Campus building, is named for Lois Johnson, Dean of Women from 1942-62. Although known for her numerous and specific rules of conduct, Dean Johnson earned the respect of the students under her direction and received the Medallion of Merit in 1973. The eyes on the seal represent the namesake’s watchful but well-intentioned administration.
Famous Alumni: Musician and singer Roman GianArthur (’10) and two Rhodes Scholars have called Johnson their home hall: Maria Merritt (’87) and Brandon Turner (’12).
My name is Ananda Mitra and I am a professor in the Department of Communication, and my courses and research involve the study of new technologies such as social media. I am really excited to be a Faculty Fellow because I am looking forward to inviting you to Wake Forest and learning more about you and your interests.
Research Associate Professor, Physics
My name is Swati Basu and I am a Research faculty at the Physics department. I manage a research lab and conduct research in the area of Biophysics. My research has involved studying the mechanism of nitrite reduction by heme proteins such as hemoglobin, myoglobin, neuroglobin and cytochrome c and bioavailability of nitric oxide. I am currently involved in various projects which include studying the role of iodides in nitrosamine formation from nitrite in the stomach derived from high nitrate diet, determining factors that might influence blood storage and platelet aggregation and studying the role of nitrogen oxides in human adaptation to high altitude. I am really excited to be a Faculty Fellow and I am really looking forward to spending the year working with students in Johnson because it gives me the opportunity to have a connection with Wake Forest students in a unique manner.
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Education
Welcome to Johnson! My name is Brian Calhoun, and I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Education. I am a triple Deacon with three degrees from Wake Forest University. I teach courses in the College to Career series including a number of classes geared toward first and second year students. I have been on faculty at Wake Forest since 2012, and have also been serving as a lower division academic adviser during that time. I am excited to be a Faculty Fellow and assist you as you begin your studies at Wake Forest University. I recommend getting involved in student organizations at Wake Forest. Please let me know how I can assist as you begin your undergraduate career.