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Marcus L Johnson
Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2150Q EDWARDS 1 Edwards Center
Dr. Johnson is an associate professor and core faculty member in the Developmental and Learning Sciences concentration of the Educational Studies PhD program. The focus of Dr. Johnson's research has been human motivation, with interests in how motivational mechanisms can enhance and/or inhibit learning, improve retention in STEM areas, and inform instructional practices. Some of his research projects have involved the investigation of motivational, developmental, and cognitive changes across the human lifespan. At UC, Dr. Johnson has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Development, Educational Psychology, Research Methods, Motivation & Cognition, and Self-Concept & Achievement.
Along with his graduate students, Dr. Johnson continues his scholarship through the Developmental and Learning Sciences Laboratory. He is also a co-investigator on the STEM-related NSF grant for "Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST);" and presently serves as treasurer of AERA's "Motivation in Education" SIG.