Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Head Librarian

JOHNS943@mailbox.sc.edu

Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina B.A. in English, University of South Carolina
Twenty-three graduate hours in education from various universities

Educator Certificate

South Carolina State Board of Education, Secondary English

Teaching Experience

Blackville-Hilda High School, 2004-2005
Allendale-Fairfax High School, 2001-2004

Volunteer Experience

Allendale County Library Board
Friends of the Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library
Friends of the Colleton County Memorial Library
Advisory Committee, Allendale-Fairfax High School Media Center
Past president, Colleton County Literacy Council
Past president, Allendale County Chamber of Commerce
Certified River Guide, Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail
Chairman, Business Education Advisory Committee, Colleton Area Vocational Center
Adviser, Junior High Youth Group, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Walterboro
Education Committee, Colleton County Local Economic Action Plan

Published Poems

Lowcountry Weekly, April 14, 2004
Charleston Poetic Review, 1979

Published Encyclopedia Entries

“Allendale,” “Allendale County,” and “Fairfax,” The South Carolina Encyclopedia, published by the University of South Carolina Press

Published Articles

Sandlapper, The Magazine of South Carolina
Paddler, the world’s number one canoeing, kayaking and rafting magazine
Living in South Carolina, published by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
Underwater USA, a SCUBA diving magazine
Seabreeze, The Guide To Coastal Living
South Carolina Game and Fish
Publisher’s Auxiliary
The Greenville News
The Savannah Morning News

Journalism Jobs

Editor of The Allendale County Citizen Leader and The People-Sentinel in Barnwell, 1997-2001
Associate Publisher of The Telephone in Sylvania, Ga., 1995-1997
Managing Editor of The Press and Standard in Walterboro, 1984-1995, and Staff Writer, 1980-1984
News staff of The Jasper County News in Ridgeland, 1978-1980
Copy Editor for The News and Courier in Charleston, 1976.

Writing Awards from the S.C. Press Association

Local News Story – First place, 2000; second place, 1983; honorable mention, 1980, 1982
Feature Writing – First place, 1998
Column – First place, 1995; second place, 1988, 1987
In Depth Reporting – First place, 1985
Spot News Reporting – First place to Derek McKissock, Dan Johnson, Stephen Guilfoyle and Laura McKenzie, 1998

Writing Award from S.C. Hospital Association

Excellence in Health Care Reporting, 1988.