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Holly A. Johnson

Title: Associate Dean for Innovation and Opportunity
Office: 260A Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-0469
Email: johnsoho@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Johnson graduated in Language, Reading, & Culture from the University of Arizona and was an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University before joining the UC faculty in 2004. Her professional and research interests focus on teacher preparation and professional development in middle level literacy education; adolescent and children’s literature; middle school language arts/literacy education; multicultural education and literature; teacher research; feminist pedagogy; education for social justice; and, qualitative research techniques and methodology. She is the Division Head for the division of Teacher Education.

Education

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.), University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, 1997 (Language, Reading, and Culture with an emphasis in children’s literature, adolescent literacy and literature; minor in Multicultural Education).
  • Master of Arts of Teaching, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1991 (Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies ).
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 1986 (History, English, and Psychology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Practicing what we teach: Exploring teacher candidates’ developing awareness of an inquiry curriculum, University of Cincinnati, Pedagogy Grant. $1,000. 2004 to 2005. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), The influence of informational texts on adolescents’ acquisition of academic English, University of Cincinnati, Research Council Grant. $6,300. 2004 to 2005. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Project LEAD: Producing teacher leaders at the middle level, Jones Foundation Grant. $200,000. 2003 to 2004. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Tuition waivers for in-service teachers, Helen Jones Foundation Grant. $15,000. 2003 to 2004. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Using children’s literature to address issues of social justice with sixth graders: A case study, COE State-Funded Research Grant, Texas Tech University. $1,300. 2002 to 2003. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Same sex literature circles for content knowledge acquisition: How do they benefit girls at the middle level?, College of Education Maxi-Research Grant, Texas Tech University. $3,000. 2000 to 2001. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), Teaching “Learning to Read and Reading to Learn”: Supporting K-8 beginning teachers through school-university partnerships, Texas Eisenhower Professional Development Program. $75,000. 2000 to 2001. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Using literature circles in middle level content areas, College of Education Mini-Research Grant, Texas Tech University. $500. 1999 to 2000. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), From fairy tales to realistic fiction: Female characters and the desire to be normal, College of Education, Research Incentive Award, Texas Tech University. $560. 1997 to 1998. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Pages and pizza, U.S. Department of Health, Balbao Heights Project, Pima Youth Partnership, Tucson, Arizona. $27,000. 1997 to 1998. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-PI), Girls, texts, and their poems: Transacting and interacting with literary characters in fifth and eighth grades, College of Education, Dean’s Grant, University of Arizona. $1,800. 1994 to 1995. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), POWER 4 (Process of writing extended to reading, ’riting, related arts, and related community), Kentucky Department of Education. $25,000. 1992 to 1993. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Multicultural literature across the content areas, Oldham County Board of Education Research Grant, Crestwood, Kentucky. $500. 1991 to 1992. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), The Llano Estacado artifact project: Teacher study groups improving their reading, writing, and research instruction, Texas Tech University Seed Grant. $20,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000.
  • (PI), Llano Estacado writing project, National Writing Project. $20,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000.
  • (PI), Girls only literature circles: Supporting females’ content literacy at the middle level, International Reading Association’s Elva Knight Grant. $5,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000.
  • (Co-PI), Partnerships disrupting academic and affective alienation: An early dropout intervention at the middle level, U.S. Department of Education Field Initiated Studies Grant. $1,126,043 (unfunded), 2001 to 2002. Status: Unfunded.
  • (Co-PI), Bridging the gap: Service learning, literacy, and intergenerational communication, U.S. Department of Education. $450,000 (unfunded), 2003 to 2004. Status: Unfunded.
  • (Co-PI), Developing master reading teachers: Expanding opportunities for students in grades K-12, Verizon Foundation Grant. $49,795 (pending) 2003 to 2004. Status: Pending.
  • (PI), Children’s literature and multicultural concerns: A comparative study of award-winning children’s literature in the United States and New Zealand, Texas Tech University Library Research Grant. $2,000 (unfunded) 2000 to 2001.
  • (Collaborator), Beckett, Gulbahar; Johnson, Holly, University Linkages with Iraq, Department of State. (#1113 AED Iraqi Linkages), $1,014,132.00. 08-01-2010 to 06-30-2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Basham, James; Israel, Maya; Johnson, Holly; Pae, Hye; Pan, Wei; Rutz, Eugene, STEM for All, Ohio Department of Education. (STEM 2011), $479,352.00. 01-01-2011 to 09-30-2011. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Dell, Laura; Johnson, Holly, Alumni University - DOS-Baghdad-PD-2013-5 Cooperative Agreement, Department of State. (SIZ-100-13-GR021), $299,985.00. 09-25-2013 to 07-15-2014. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Hoerst, Amy; Johnson, Holly, Straight A Fund Scholarships, Ohio Department of Education. (Straight A Funds / ODE), $189,000.00. 01-01-2015 to 12-31-2015. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Hoerst, Amy; Johnson, Holly, No Child Left Behind - Improving Teacher Quality, Department of Education. (DPS agreement / ODE / USEd), $60,000.00. 01-01-2015 to 12-31-2015. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (2003). Beyond their own experience: Teacher education students’ exploration of social justice issues through Newbery Award winning books. Journal of Reading Education, 28 (2), 16-25.
  • Fallona, C.;Johnson, H. (2002). A teacher’s and researcher’s experiences with power and representation within the practical argument process. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 8 (2), 141-154.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (2001). Oral and written narratives: Using adolescents’ stories to create community at the middle level. Middle School Journal, 32 (5), 35-44.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (2001). Talking about content knowledge at the middle level: Using informational picture books in content area literature circles. Language and Literacy Spectrum, 11 (1), 52-62.
  • Johnson, H. (2000). “To Stand Up and Say Something”: “Girls Only” literature circles at the middle level. The New Advocate, 13 (4), 375-388.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (2000). Who’s protecting whom?: Self-censorship in the choice of young adult literature for use in middle level classrooms. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 44 (4), 356-371.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Taylor, M.;Fallona, C. (1999). The subject/object dilemma in feminist research. English and Literacy Clearing House, ERIC document #ED416449.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1995). Dreaming of America: Weaving literature into middle school social studies. The Social Studies, 86 (2), 60-68.
  • Johnson, H.A. (1995). A desire for dissonance: Three eighth graders’ conceptions of a democratic classroom. Arizona English Bulletin, 38 (1), 3-12.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1994). Models for implementing literature in content studies. The Reading Teacher, 48 (3), 198-208.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1993). Sharing responsibility: Making room for student voices. Social Education, 57 (7), 362-364.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1993). Bringing it together: Literature in an integrative curriculum. Middle School Journal, 25 (1), 3-7.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1993). Interdisciplinary thematic literature units. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 9 (1), 54-67.
  • Johnson, H.A.;Jett, P. (1993). Making the connection. Science Scope, 16 (6), 4-6.
  • Smith, J.L.;Johnson, H.A. (1993). Control in the classroom: Listening to adolescent voices. Language Arts, 70 (1), 18-30.
  • Johnson, H.;Martin, D. (Under Review). Building proficiency: Processes & practices students report validate and violate their reading independence . Voices in the Middle.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (Under Review). Ruling the rules: A metaphorical reading of The Giver in the era of high stakes testing and No Child Left Behind. Teaching for Tolerance.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H.;Thomas, K. (Under Review). CIMS: A literacy framework for effective literacy instruction. Journal of Literacy Research.
  • Johnson, H. (2011). What it is they do: Differentiating Knowledge and Literacy Practices Across Content Disciplines. . Journal of Adolescent's and Adult Literacy, 55(2).

Published Books

  • Hurst, J.;Johnson, H. (Under Review). In spite of the label: Overcoming the “at-risk” expectation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Thomas, K.F. (2007). Building reading confidence in adolescents: Key elements that enhance proficiency. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (2005). Developing critical awareness at the middle level: Using texts as tools for critique and pleasure. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (2005). Content area literature circles: Using discussion for learning across the content areas. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (2004). Inquiry, literacy, and learning in the middle grades. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Johnson, H.;Hoffman, J. (2008). Focus on literacy: Effective content teachers for the middle grades. Literacy learning and an inquiry curriculum in Jeff’s middle school social studies classroom Olney, MD: Association for Childhood Education International.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (In Progress). “Funny how these things can be explained in a children’s book”: Using children’s literature to address issues of social justice New York, NY: Queens College, CUNY.
  • Johnson, H. (2003). Constructivist methods for teaching in diverse middle level classrooms. Planning for student engagement: A case study Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Johnson, H.;Fox, D. (1998). Literary and media texts in secondary English: New approaches. Adolescent girls’ responses to female literary London, UK: Cassell.
  • Johnson, H. (2011). The Right Tools for the Job: What's the Role of Literacy in STEM Initiatives?. Secondary STEM Educational Reform Palgrave MacMillan..

Other Publications

  • Johnson, H. (2000). Block scheduling to escape “The Prison of Time.”. English Leadership Quarterly, 23 (1), 7-8.
  • Johnson, H. (1999). Literature for adolescents: Valuing contexts. Arizona English Bulletin, 41 (2).
  • Johnson, H. (1999). Literature for adolescents: discovering the world within . Arizona English Bulletin, 41 (1).
  • Johnson, H. (1998). Literature for adolescents: The challenge of conflict. Arizona English Bulletin, 40 (3).
  • Johnson, H. (1997). Literature for adolescents: Rethinking ourselves, rethinking our world. Arizona English Bulletin, 40 (1).
  • Johnson, H. (1997). Book reviews: Strong female protagonists in adolescent literature. Arizona English Bulletin, 39 (2), 59-62.
  • Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (1997). Professional resource reviews: Exploring gender issues through professional resources for teachers. Arizona English Bulletin, 39 (2), 63-68.
  • Johnson, H.;Fox, D. (1996). Professional resource reviews: teacher-research in language and literacy education. Arizona English Bulletin, 39 (1), 24-27.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Chen, X.;Johnson, H. (11-2007). Middle school struggling readers and the social aspect of reading National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Swafford, J.;Thompson-Book, B.;Reynolds, K. (11-2007). Creating proficient readers at the middle level: Students’ ideas on reading self-efficacy and practices that do and don’t work National Council of Teachers of English, New York, NY.
  • Herman, D.;Johnson, H. (07-2007). Lessons learned about chapter restructuring AAUP Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.
  • Johnson, H.;Thompson-Book, B.;McCall, C.;Reynolds, K. (07-2007). Actions that create, actions that destroy: Middle school students’ thoughts on reading self-efficacy Whole Language Umbrella, Louisville, KY.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Thomas, K. (12-2006). Actions that create, actions that destroy: Practices and processes for building secondary students’ reading proficiency Symposium presentation at National Reading, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Thomas, K.; Thompson-Book, B. (08-2006). Building secondary students’ reading self-efficacy World Reading Congress, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Thomas, K.; Crawford-McKinney, K. (12-2005). CIMS: A research report on developing secondary students’ reading self-efficacy Roundtable at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Johnson, H. (10-2005). Children’s literature to evoke student inquiry Wilmington College Children’s Literature Conference, Wilmington, OH.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H.;Thomas, K. (05-2005). Developing reading self-efficacy: Literacy strategies that engage young adolescents International Reading Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H.;Thomas, K. (12-2004). Students’ reading self-efficacy: The elements that matter National Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (07-2004). Middle level student’s self-efficacy and reading: Four aspects to consider Whole Language Umbrella, NCTE, St. Louis, MO.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-2003). The partnership between teachers and middle level literacy learners: The pragmatics of learning NCTE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (07-2003). Inquiry in the middle: A framework for content learning through continuous literacy development NCTE Whole Language Umbrella, St. Paul, MN.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (07-2002). Using literature circles in content subjects: Connecting knowledge, comprehension, and the language arts International Reading Association's World Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Butner, B.;Burley, H.;Johnson, H.;Morgan-Fleming, B.;Skoog, G. (04-2002). The devil is in the details: Creating a multicultural philosophy statement for a college of education AERA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Abbot, R. (03-2002). Transcending borders: Middle level students’ cross-cultural engagements in literature discussions National Council of Teachers of English Annual Spring Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Johnson, H.;Janisch, C. (02-2002). Questions, questions, questions! Using question posing for content knowledge acquisition STEP into Teaching Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-2001). Engaging middle level students in the power of words and the importance of critical thinking and reading National Council of Teachers of English Annual Fall Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (10-2001). Let’s talk about it: Using tradebooks and discussion to increase content knowledge Preconference Session, National Middle School Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Johnson, H. (04-2001). Content area literacy Preconference Presentation/Workshop, International Reading Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Johnson, H. (01-2001). Drafting a middle level teacher education program at Texas Tech University Tomorrow's Teachers Today, NMSA National Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Preparation, Dallas, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-2000). Middle grades, picture books, and curricular borders: Using literature circles for connecting content knowledge, comprehension, and the language arts NCTE Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-2000). Picture books and beyond: Using primary materials in a middle level classroom to improve middle level students’ literacy National Middle School Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Fallona, C. (07-2000). Issues of social justice: Letting the literature for children speak International Reading Association World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (03-2000). Using picture books as cultural confrontation: Exploring issues of social justice in teacher-educatiion courses National Council of Teachers of English Annual Spring Conference, New York, NY.
  • Fallona, C.;Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (12-1999). Using adolescent texts to read against the grain: The Giver and social justice National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (12-1999). Using picture books as tools of confrontation: Exploring issues of social justice in teacher-education courses National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, H.;Schroeder, J. (11-1999). Inquiry in the middle: A curricular framework that fosters reading development National Council of Teachers of English, Fall Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (10-1999). Getting them talking: Using picture books to engage middle schoolers in literature discussions across the curriculum National Middle School Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Mitchell, D.;Apol, L.;Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (03-1999). Gender issues and children’s literature NCTE Spring Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (03-1999). Using inquiry to motivate students’ reading at the middle level Michigan Reading Association, Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Fallona, C.;Johnson, H. (01-1999). The ins and outs of researching together 1999 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Fallona, C.;Freedman, L.;Janisch, C.;Johnson, H. (11-1998). Exploring preservice teachers’ beliefs about themselves as readers and teachers of reading National Reading Conference Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Thompson, B. (11-1998). Creating authentic curriculum for preservice teachers National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Nashville, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-1998). How do we get there from here: Connecting thematic units through literature National Middle School Association's Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Johnson, H. (10-1998). Using picture books to introduce literature circles to middle level students "Fire Up!": Inter-Collegiate Conference for Preservice Educators, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Johnson, H. (09-1998). Using adolescent literature to explore issues of race, class, and gender with middle level students Literacy Conference, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
  • Johnson, H. (04-1998). The potential and problematic elements of teaching a multicultural populace Diversity Conference, Texas Tech University/Baylor University Partnership, Lubbock, TX.
  • Anders, P;Fallona, C.;Fox, D.;Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. (03-1998). Gender and literacy: A self-study of educator’s beliefs and knowledge National Council of Teachers of English, Spring Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Johnson, H.;Ortiz, R. (01-1998). She’s not like me: The multiple representations of girls in children’s texts Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Regional Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Boreen, J.;Fernandez, A.;Fiesta, M.;Fox, D.;Johnson, H.;Payne, D.;Atonna, L.S.;Smith, D. (01-1998). Joining the professional conversation: Writing for publication Arizona English Teacher Association Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Freedman, L.;Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (12-1997). Using adolescent literature: The ideological issues involved in teachers’/researchers’ choices National Reading Conference Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Fallona, C.;Fox, D. (11-1997). Choice as moral endeavor: The use of children’s and adolescent fiction in classroom research National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.
  • Johnson, H. (10-1997). The ABCs of teacher research TAIR Annual Reading Conference, Lubbock, TX.
  • Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (04-1997). Dilemmas of practice in qualitative research in teaching and teacher education AERA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, H. (03-1997). A girl like me?: Looking at issues of race, class, and gender in adolescent female responses to female literary characters Conference on Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Fallona, C.;Fox, D.;Anders, P. (12-1996). The subject/object dilemma in gender and literacy research National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Johnson, H.;Fallona, C.;Taylor, M.;Noll, E.;Fox, D. (11-1996). Exploring cultural “texts”: Case studies of students and teachers in multicultural classrooms Research Strand, National Council of Teachers of English Fall Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Fox, D.;Johnson, H.;Fallona, C.;Taylor, M. (10-1996). Supporting teachers as writers: Finding time and courage to write Arizona Reading Conference, Mesa, AZ.
  • Fox, D.;Anders, P.;Johnson, H.;Freedman, L.;Fallona, C.;Taylor, M.;Schroeder, J.;Prassas, L.;Pham, P.;Unterreiner, A.;Marasco, J.;Greene, T. (11-1995). Gender and literacy: representations of educators’ beliefs and knowledge National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Short, K.;Fox, D.;Reimer, K.;Stephens, D.;Johnson, H.;Teale, W.;Five, C.L.;Bartch, J.;Thompson, R. (11-1995). Finding the time and courage to write about our lives as teachers National Council of Teachers of English Fall Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Johnson, H.;Fallona, C. (10-1995). Literature, life, and language arts he Annual Teachers Applying Whole Language Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Johnson, H. (10-1995). Models for implementing literature in the content areas Arizona State Reading Association Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ.
  • Johnson, H. (03-1995). Implementing literature in middle school content areas Children's Literature and Literacy Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Fox, D.;Anders, P.;Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (03-1995). Gender and literacy: A case study of educators’ beliefs and knowledge 16th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fox, D.;Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (02-1995). Gender and literacy: A case study of educators’ beliefs and knowledge 8th Annual Language, Reading, and Culture Graduate Student Colloquy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Jett, P.;Johnson, H.;Souza, N.;Taylor, J.;Vaughn, P. (02-1994). Making the connection Southeast Region Middle School Association Annual Spring Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jett, P.;Johnson, H.;Souza, N.;Vaughn, P. (11-1993). Humming along with Hum-Bio National Science Teachers' Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Johnson, H.;Smith, L. (11-1993). The ‘literature’ of science National Science Teachers' Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Johnson, H.;Smith, L. (11-1993). Listening to adolescent voices NMSA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Jett, P.;Johnson, H.;Souza, N.;Vaughn, P. (11-1993). Making the connection National Middle School Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Jett, P.;Johnson, H.;Souza, N.;Taylor, J.;Vaughn, P. (10-1993). Making the connection Kentucky Middle School Association Annual Fall Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Jett, P.;Johnson, H.;Souza, N.;Vaughn, P. (11-1992). Humming with Hum-Bio National Middle School Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Johnson, H.;Smith, L. (10-1992). Literature in the content classroom Kentucky Middle School Association Annual Fall Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • Johnson, H.;Johnson, C. (02-1991). Implementing literature in the content areas Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Johnson, H.;Johnson, C. (10-1990). Organizing an interdisciplinary unit Kentucky Middle School Association Annual Conference, Covington, KY.

Paper Presentations

  • Johnson, H. (10-2009). The language of cultural literature, St. Charles, IL (near Chicago).
  • Johnson, H. (12-2009). Seeking a path to disciplinary literacy, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Johnson, H. (02-08-2012). Realizing Imagined Partnerships, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, H. (03-10-2012). Getting Unstuck: Expanding a Child's Reading Interests, Tuscon, AZ.
  • Johnson, H (12-2011). Right Tools for the Job: Disciplinary Literacy, Sanibel Island, FL.

Poster Presentations

  • Johnson, H.;Freedman, L. (11-2004). Middle level students’ reading abilities, the continent of Africa, and the importance of both National Council of Teachers of English, Indianapolis, IN.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, Division of Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati, 2007.
  • IRA Book of the Month Selection for July: Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure, 2004.
  • Outstanding Article of the Year, Journal of Reading Education, 2004.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, The Texas Students Teachers Association, Texas Tech University, 2004.
  • Professing Excellence Award, Texas Tech University, 2002.
  • Nominated for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, 2002.
  • Nominated for the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award, Texas Tech University, 2002.
  • Nominated for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, 2002.
  • New Faculty Award, Ex-Students Association, Texas Tech University, 2001.
  • Nominated for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, 1999.
  • Nominated for the New Faculty Award, Ex-Students Association, Texas Tech University, 1999.
  • Nominated for McDonald Teaching Award, College of Education, Texas Tech University, 1998.
  • Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Education, University of Arizona, 1998.
  • Academic Graduate Fellowship Recipient, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, 1996.
  • Graduate Registration Scholarship Recipient, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, 1995.
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship Recipient, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, 1995.
  • Academic Graduate Fellowship Recipient, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, 1994.
  • National Endowments for the Humanities Project Teacher for Science/Humanities, Eastern Kentucky University, 1994.
  • Human Biology (Hum-Bio) Project Teacher, Stanford University, 1992.
  • Joe Wilkes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education, University of Louisville, 1991.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2007 to To Present, Head, Division of Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2004 to 2007, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 1999 to 2004, Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • 1998 to 1999, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
  • 1997 to 1998, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • 1996 to 1997, Graduate Assistant in Teaching, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ.
  • 1996 to 1996, Teaching Intern for Qualitative Methodology Course, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ.
  • 1994 to 1996, Language Arts and Reading teacher, Sahuarita Middle School, Sahuarita, Arizona.
  • 1991 to 1994, Language Arts teacher, South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood, Kentucky.

Service

  • Member, Mayerson ‘Teacher Academy’ Project 2006 to 2008
  • Member, Mayerson Academy’s Professional Development Series for Language Arts 2006
  • Member, ‘Ohio Schools to Watch’ Evaluation Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Member, Lubbock County/Texas Tech University Charter School Steering Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • Board Member, Middle Level Education Preparation Association for State of Texas 2000 to 2004
  • Member, Michigan Middle School Consortium 1998 to 1999
  • Member, Michigan’s Young Education Scholars 1998 to 1999
  • Member, All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech University Steering Committee, 1997 to 1998
  • Member, Conference of Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents, University of Arizona Conference Organization Committee, 1994 to 1997
  • Tucson Unified School District In-Service Instructor, Middle School Education, 1997
  • Pima Youth Partnership, Tucson, Arizona Consultant, 1996 to 1997
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati UC Library Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • Committee Member, AAUP UC Chapter Organizing Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Search, Early Childhood Learning Community Academic Director, 2007 to 2008
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Search Committee, MDL Literacy Position, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Search Committee, MDL Field Service Position, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, AAUP UC Chapter Restructuring Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, AAUP UC Chapter Organizing Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services MDL Literacy Search Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Division of Teacher Education’s Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Policy Revision Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services College Reorganization Committee, Ad hoc, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services CECH APC Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati UC Library Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Teacher Education Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati UC/21 Sense of Place Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Teacher Education Division Head Search Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Texas Tech University Faculty Senate, Senator, 2003 to 2004
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University Library Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Research Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Language & Literacy Master’s Degree (rewrite), 2003 to 2004
  • Texas Tech University Faculty Senate, Senator, 2002 to 2003
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Faculty Council, 2002 to 2003
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University Library Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Graduate Academic Affairs Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Language and Literacy Search Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Texas Tech University Faculty Senate, Senator, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University Library Committee, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Student Affairs Committee, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Course and Curriculum Committee, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Faculty Council, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Middle Level Program/Certification Development, 2001 to 2002
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Faculty Council, 2000 to 2001
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Course and Curriculum Committee, 2000 to 2001
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Student Activities Committee, 2000 to 2001
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Workload Equity Committee (ad hoc), 2000 to 2001
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Middle Level Program/Certification Development, Task Force, 2000 to 2001
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Course and Curriculum Committee, 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Student Activities Committee, 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Workload Equity Committee (ad hoc), 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Diversity Task Force (ad hoc), 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Language and Literacy Search Committee, 1999 to 2000
  • Committee Member, Grand Valley State University Graduate Recruitment Committee, 1998
  • Conference Organizer, Grand Valley State University, School of Education Fall Lecture Series, 1998
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Language and Literacy Search Committee, 1998
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education Children’s Literature Reading Room Committee, 1998
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University, College of Education / Baylor University Assessment Committee, 1997 to 1998
  • Committee Member, Texas Tech University Steering Committee of the All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, 1997 to 1998
  • Committee Chair, Texas Tech University, College of Education Library Committee on Children’s and Youth Literature (ad hoc), 1997 to 1998
  • Committee Member, University of Arizona Executive Committee for Conference on Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents, 1996 to 1997
  • Committee Member, Tucson Area Reading Council (auxiliary of IRA) Executive Board, 1995 to 1997
  • Committee Member, University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture Operations Committee, 1995 to 1996
  • Committee Chair, University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, and Teacher Education Graduate Student Colloquy, 1995 to 1996
  • University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture Graduate Student Representative , 1995 to 1996
  • Board Member, World of Words International Books Board of Advisors, 03-2010
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Literacy Research Editorial Board, to To Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Reading Horizons to To Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Reading Horizons to To Present
  • Central Michigan University's Language Arts Program External Reviewer, 04-2010

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • State of Arizona, Provisional Certificate for Middle Level and High School Grades 1995
  • State of Arizona, Provisional Certificate for High School Grades 7-12 1995
  • State of Kentucky, Provisional Certificate for Middle Grades 5-8 1991
  • State of Kentucky, Endorsement for High School Grades 7-12 1991

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • National Reading Conference,
  • National Council of Teachers of English,
  • National Middle School Association,
  • National Professors of Middle Level Education,
  • Association of American University Women,
  • Golden Key Honor Society,
  • International Reading Association,
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society,
  • Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society,
  • Ohio Middle School Association,
  • Center for the Extension of Thinking and Learning, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Board Member, World of Words: Online Journal of International Children’s Literature
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Literacy Research, National Reading Conference Journal
  • Editorial Board, Reading Horizons
  • Review Board, Content Area Reading Journal, International Reading Association
  • Review Board, English Education
  • Guest Reviewer, Language Arts Journal
  • Co-Editor, NaPomle Newsletter, National Professors of Middle Level Education
  • Reviewer, National Reading Conference Annual Conference
  • Grant Reviewer, Nevada Reading Excellence Act, Department of Education, University of Nevada
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Allyn & Bacon Publishing Co.
  • Review Committee Member for the Grades 4-8 Social Studies ExCET, Texas SBEC
  • Framework Review Committee Member for Grades 4-8 Certification Language Arts/Social Studies ExCET, Texas SBEC
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Wadsworth Publishing Co.
  • Guest Reviewer, The New Advocate
  • Adolescent Literature Column Editor, Arizona English Bulletin

Courses Taught

  • 18-LTCY-771 LTCY AS CULT TOOL
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 08S

  • 18-MDL-525 IMP RDG USING LIT
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 07U
    Comments: This course addresses the genres of adolescent literature written for students in middle school (grades 4-9).