Professor Terrence Johnson and Students Engage in Conversation at the First Fall Red House Dinner Series
Last Wednesday, Red House was packed to the walls with students excited to engage with Professor Terrence Johnson over dinner. Hosted by the Designing the Future(s) Initiative, the Red House Dinner Series brings together students and outstanding professors from across the university in conversations on higher education in the 21st century.
Professor Johnson, a joint professor in the Theology and Government Departments, spoke about his interdisciplinary and intersecting interests of religion, race, and social change. Reflecting on his journey before Georgetown, Professor Johnson reassured students that is ok to change career paths: as proof of that, Professor Johnson majored in English at Morehouse College, worked as a journalist, and then after a few chance encounters with a black nun and a black bishop, decided to attend Harvard Divinity School.
Engaged in a naturally flowing conversation from start to finish, students were eager to ask thought-provoking questions regarding Professor Johnson’s experience attending a historically black college, approach to teaching, and advice on how to make the most out of their Georgetown education.
We have one more dinner series for this semester on December 6th. Students can sign up for our listserv here to stay up to date on upcoming Red House events. If you are a faculty member who would like to share your work or join our conversations around modern issues in higher education, please email the Red House at firstname.lastname@example.org.