Mrs. Johnston began teaching English courses at the university level in 2003
In 2005, she helped Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne pilot a learning community called the First Year Experience.
She came to ONU in 2006 and worked for the LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program in the Law School and taught college composition classes. Through this experience, she discovered her passion for working with international students. For this reason, she decided to pursue a second masters in TESOL from the University of Findlay.
For the past 3 summers, Darlene has been the Director of the Sakae Institute of Study Abroad program on ONU’s campus, a summer program that helps students from Japan and China acclimate to American culture and school systems while taking ESL and academic courses.
She is currently serving as Acting Director of the International Scholar Transition Program.
- 2006 Worked with LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program in the Law School, Ohio Northern University
- 2006-current Adjunct instructor in College Composition, Ohio Northern University
- 2011-14 Director, Sakae Institute, Study Abroad program on the ONU campus.
- 2014-15 Acting Director, International Scholar Transition Program, Ohio Northern University
B.A. Hanover College, Hanover, IN
M.A. English, Purdue University, Ft Wayne, IN
MA-TESOL (In process) University of Findlay, Findlay, OH.