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Eric Johnson

Portrait of Eric Johnson in front of The Workshop. Pronouns He/Him.

Head, Innovative Media

Assistant Professor
Research and Learning, Innovative Media

(804) 828-2802
James Branch Cabell, Room 078G


  • M.S. Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, 2008
  • M.A. U.S. History, George Mason University, 1997
  • B.A. History, College of William and Mary, 1993

Previous professional experience

  • Head, Outreach and Public Services, Department of Digital Research and Scholarship, University of Virginia Library, 2011-2013
  • New Media Specialist, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2009-2011
  • Web Services Librarian, Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2009
  • Library Services Coordinator, Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2006-2009
  • Owner/Proprietor, The Cybernetick Inkwell Web Design and Development, 2002-2008

Selected presentations

  • Boggs, J., Johnson, E.D.M. et al. (2012). Realigning digital humanities training: The Praxis program at the Scholars' Lab. Poster presentation at Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Brennan, S., Johnson, E.D.M. et al. (2011). History museums are not art museums: Discuss! Panel presentation at Museum Computer Network Conference, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Johnson, E.D.M., Smith, K., et al. (2011). What's the point of a museum website? Panel presentation at Museum Computer Network Conference, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Houston, A., Johnson, E.D.M., et al. (2011). Where is the 'commons' in learning commons? Panel presentation at Virginia Library Association Conference, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Johnson, E.D.M. (2011). Social media and organizational change. Presented at Museums and the Web 2011, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Boggs, J., Johnson, E.D.M., McClurken, J. (2011). Jumpstarting your digital media projects: Teaching, connecting and publishing. Workshop at Virginia Forum, Lexington, VA.  
  • Johnson, E.D.M. (2009). Context management systems. Unconference session chair at THATCamp 2009, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 
  • Johnson, E.D.M. (2009). Digital archives and the power of the internet. Session chair at Virginia Forum, Farmville, VA. 
  • Johnson, E.D.M. (2008). Creative library portals. Presented at Virginia Library Association Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA. 

Selected publications

  • Gilbert, J., Graham, W., Johnson, E.D.M. (2011). The practitioner's art: The master's degree in the digital humanities. In Nowviskie, B. (Ed.) Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars, MediaCommons. 
  • Johnson, E.D.M. and Kazmer, M.M. (2011). Library hospitality: Some preliminary considerations. Library Quarterly, 81(4), 383-403.
  • Allen-Greil, D., Edwards, S., Johnson, E., Ludden, J. (2011). In Trant, J. and Bearman, D. (Eds.) Social media and organizational change. Museums and the Web 2011: Proceedings. Denver: Archives and Museum Informatics.

Professional organizations

  • Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • Beta Phi Mu Library and Information Science Honor Society

Community activities 

  • Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center, Board of Directors
  • Rivanna Master Naturalists, Webmaster and Board Member
  • Richmond Torch Club, Historian and Board Member
  • Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers New Member of the Year


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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