Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, director of digital access
Director of Digital Access
(202) 675-0345

Mr. Johnson joined the Library in April 2013 as the first Director of Digital Access. He manages the Folger's various digital programs, and oversees the journal Shakespeare Quarterly and Folger Editions series of Shakespeare's complete works. He became known to the Shakespearean community as the creator of Open Source Shakespeare, one of the most widely-used resources in the field. Before coming to the Folger, he developed successful online initiatives for a wide variety of public- and private-sector organizations. He holds an MA in English and a BA in history, and heads the board of advisors for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. He is also a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Mr. Johnson has a distinguished track record of anticipating the digital use and dissemination of literary texts.