T.R. Johnson has served as an associate professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Tulane since 2004, having previously taught at the University of New Orleans and Boston University. He is the author of A Rhetoric of Pleasure: Prose Style and Today's Composition Classroom (Heinemann, 2003) as well as the edited collections, Refiguring Prose Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy (with Tom Pace; Utah, 2005) and Teaching Composition: The Background Readings (Bedford St. Martins, 2005). He was born in Chicago, but grew up in Louisville. He returned to the Chicago area for his undergraduate education at Northwestern University in Evanston, and then moved to Charlottesville for his Master's Degree at the University of Virginia, returning finally to Louisville, where he took his Ph.D. in 1997. He has served as a disc-jockey at WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans since 2001. His most recent scholarly work explores the potentials of Lacanian psychoanalysis as a resource for thinking about undergraduate education and, in particular, the development of writing abilities.