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“The action has to be in the student!”

Prof. Rich Johnson


Rich and Mary Ann Johnson —

Filling far-off hearts and minds

Rich and Mary Ann Johnson have spent their careers taking information distanced by space and time and making it accessible to students and readers in the here and now. The Johnsons are long-time members of the Engineers Club of Dayton.

Valley of the Giants -

J. Richardson Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson


Mary Ann Johnson 1996 Oral History Interview with National Park Service Historian Ann Deines


Rich Johnson 2009 Oral History Transcript


“Six Pack” - a lecture by Rich Johnson

External Resources:


Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)


McCook Field 1917-1927: The Force Behind America’s Golden Age of Flight..

By Mary Ann Johnson


A Field Guide to Flight: On the Aviation Trail in Dayton, Ohio. By Mary Ann Johnson


Orville Wright. Valley of the Giants. By Mary Ann Johnson


Village of Riverside central business district feasibility study / prepared by Mary Ann Johnson, economic specialist ... [et al.]. 1977, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Dayton Metro Library, Dayton Local History Room


1995 video “On the Aviation Trail in Dayton, Ohio”

written & directed by Mary Ann Johnson, Produced by John Zampatti


Johnson named 2008 Trailblazer recipient. Oakwood Register


Local historian to receive Aviation Trail award. Dayton Daily News


Aviation Trail, Inc.


Bicycle Aviation Trail


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park


Parachutes at Aviation Trail


Fred C. Kelly's authorized biography The Wright Brothers


Wright Dunbar Village


Wright Dunbar Business District


The Rise of Military Aviation R&D in Dayton. Daytonology


Mr. Alf Traeger transmitting by a pedal-powered wireless. Courtesy of National Library of Australia


The Pedal Radio of the Great Outback. By Richard Begbie. Antique Radio Classified

Rich Johnson discussed what it means to teach, the importance of involving students, and his thoughts on long-distance learning. Credits >>