About Jennifer M. Johnson, PhD
Dr. Jennifer M. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy, Organizational and Leadership Studies at Temple University.
Her scholarly agenda is: "To promote the college access and persistence of traditionally underrepresented populations (e.g. first generation college students, students from lower-income backgrounds, and racially minoritized populations) through the examination of the experiences and outcomes of students across institutional contexts in higher education." Dr. Johnson has presented over 20 research papers and workshops at national educational conferences.
A former elementary school teacher, Dr. Johnson has taught several college-level courses including “College Access and Equity,” “Retention Theories and the Impact of College,” "Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics,” and “Elementary School Science.”
Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from Syracuse University, master’s degrees in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
|July 2019 - Present||Assistant Professor, Temple University ‐ College of Education|
|July 2017 - June 2019||Assistant Professor, Teaching/Instructional, Temple University ‐ College of Education|
|August 2014 - May 2017||Assistant Professor, Bowie State University ‐ College of Education|
|Evaluator, LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Grant (NSF), University of Maryland at College Park|
College Access and Retention, Impact of Collegiate Environments on Students and Student Outcomes, Graduate Student Education, and Online and Distance Education
- Why Care About College? Higher Education in American Life
- Equity in Higher Education Policy and Practice
- The Community College
- College Access and Choice
- Retention Theories and the Impact of College
- Advanced Teaching of Mathematics
- History of Education
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Featured Works (2)
Recent Works (1)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (8)
Contribution to Book
A Historically Black College's Approach to Integrating Culturally Diverse ...
Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design (2017)
Research on the state of online courses and degree programs have been described as ways for students to have more ...
Untold Stories: The Gendered Experiences of High Achieving African American ...
Journal of African American Males in Education (2017)
High achieving African American male students face a number of challenges navigating the educational pipeline. Historically Black Colleges and Universities ...
Contribution to Book
The Role Of HBCUs In Addressing The Unique Needs Of ...
Exploring Diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Implications for Policy and Practice (2015)
This chapter highlights some of the extant literature on LGBT students at HBCUs and discusses some of the challenges they ...