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About Evelyn S. Johnson

Joining Boise State University in 2007, Dr. Evelyn S. Johnson is a professor in the Department of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies. She is also currently the Scientific Director of the Lee Pesky Learning Center, which is a non-profit organization established to improve the lives of those with learning disabilities. Dr. Johnson earned her Ed.D. in Special Education and Assessment from the University of Washington in 1999 and an M.ED in Special Education from St. Martin’s College in 1995. Her previous professional experience includes being a Learning Support Specialist for Heidelberg International School in Germany, and a Research Associate for the National Research Center for Learning Disabilities at the University of Kansas. Dr. Johnson’s research focus is currently in three primary areas: 1) understanding the connection between information processing, executive functioning, and academic performance; 2) supporting schools in the implementation of intervention and instructional systems for students at-risk for or with learning difficulties; and 3) special education teacher evaluation.


2017 Present Scientific Director, Boise State University Pesky Learning Center
2007 Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Special Education & Early Childhood Studies

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