President's Lecture Series


LouAnne Johnson: "The Secret Life, Sex Education, and Hand-to-Hand Combat"


LouAnne Johnson

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President's Lecture Series


LouAnne Johnson is an American writer, teacher and former U.S. Navy journalist. She spent 7 years as a radio-TV broadcaster and one year as a Marine Corps Officer, after graduating as Honor Woman in her Marine Corps OCS class. She was the first woman inducted into the DINFOS (Defense Information School) Hall of Fame.

She is best known for the book My Posse Don't Do Homework, which was adapted as the film "Dangerous Minds" in 1995. She was portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the film, and by Annie Potts in the TV series.She is the author of ten books, including a popular textbook for teachers, Teaching Outside the Box (Jossey-Bass) and the Young Adult novel Muchacho (Knopf) which won awards.

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68:00 min


A 1/2" VHS copy of this lecture is available in the Special Collections & University Archives Department of Old Dominion University Perry Library. Call #: LD4331.A57 1998c

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