SOUTH BEND—Scott Johnson, an assistant professor of communication at Bethel College in Mishawaka, died Monday at an Indianapolis hospital of complications related to cancer.
Johnson, 54, was a South Bend resident.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
“Scott is an honored colleague, friend, teacher and mentor, and he will be sorely missed,” communications department chair Elizabeth W. McLaughlin said. “He was a dedicated professor whose whole life embodied the life of Jesus Christ as he ‘inhaled grace and exhaled gratitude' and encouraged all who knew him to do the same.”
He is survived by his wife, Carolynn Hine-Johnson.
Johnson started teaching at Bethel College in 2001. He directed several theater productions at his church, including “Shadowlands,” “Edith Stein” and “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed disc golf and rollerblading.
Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in music therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1979, a master's degree in theatre/communication from Regent University in 1986, a master's degree in philosophy/aesthetics from Temple University in 1992 and a doctoral degree from Regent University in 2000.