A German-American Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Timothy J. Johnson is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Liberal Studies Department at Flagler College. He holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He also holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Diploma in Latin Literature from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure in Rome, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Louis University. Dr. Johnson has been a visiting professor at academic institutions in Italy, Germany, and Zambia. He has published or edited five books and authored numerous journal articles in his field. He is senior theology co-editor for the journal Franciscan Studies and is currently editing a volume of collected essays on medieval Franciscan preaching for Brill Academic Publishing. Dr. Johnson is also editing the proceedings of the Flagler College International Conference, “From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands”, for the Academy of American Franciscan History. While his primary area of academic expertise is medieval Christian spirituality and theology, Dr. Johnson enjoys teaching courses as diverse as Religion and Film and Contemporary Theological Thought. Whenever possible, he leads study abroad tours for Flagler College students to Italy during the summer semester.