Mrs. Emily Johnson


Emily Johnson

Earth and Environmental Sciences

418-B Blackburn Science

Research Interests: Earth Science Education; Conservation and Sustainability; Volcanology

Research Interests

  • Earth Science Education
  • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Volcanology


Mrs. Johnson is an alumnus of Murray State University graduating with her Master's Degree in Geosciences in 2015. Her academic research during her time at Murray State was based at Mount Rainier in Washington State and focused on landscape changes from stream erosion and aggradation. She is interested in pursuing additional research in these areas and the effects of climate change on glacial melt, specifically in the Cascade mountain range. Emily has worked with the USDA/NRCS as well as local conservation districts in Western Kentucky for the past 8 years, focusing on wetland and agricultural conservation and sustainability of resources. She is currently a lecturer for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and is the faculty advisor for the EES Club. 

Courses Taught

  • 101 The Earth and The Environment
  • 102 The Earth and Life Through Time
  • 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences


2016. E. Knoth “Aggradation in the Carbon River: A Case Study at Mount Rainier, Washington. Murray State University Thesis Publication.

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