Since completing his dissertation at KU in 1994, David Christopher “Chris” Johnson has been actively involved in the research program of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at KU. His primary focus has been the management of the Linguistic Atlas of Kansas German Dialects in conjunction with the digital humanities initiative at KU. Chris Johnson is responsible for the content displayed on the LAKGD website. He also cooperates with KUScholarWorks in preserving the digital recordings of Kansas and Missouri speakers of German immigrant dialects. More recently he has been engaged in a cooperative project with the German Linguistic Atlas at the University of Marburg, Germany, which is copying our dialect recordings made in Kansas and Missouri. Chris has also participated in linguistic research since his dissertation, including the dialects of German Mennonite immigrants from Chihuahua, Mexico, in southwestern Kansas, Low German speakers in western, central and eastern Missouri, and most recently among the Saxon Lutherans of Perry County, Missouri. His appointment as a courtesy assistant professor reflects his research engagement in our program.