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About Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson started teaching at Hamline in 1996. She is a professor in the Advanced Degree and Administrative License program and since July 2013 has served as the Associate Dean for the School of Education. She co-founded the EdD program along with Walter Enloe, Carol Mayer, and Barbara Swanson. Prior to Hamline her previous roles in higher education included Science Coordinator, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN; Assistant Professor, Montana State University in Bozeman, MT; and Planning Coordinator Minnesota Educational Computer Corporation (MECC)/University of Minnesota Center for the Study of Educational Technology in St. Paul, MN. Before entering higher education Johnson used an alternative route to become a high school physics/computer science teacher. Johnson received her BA from the University of Colorado, her MAT from Monmouth University, and an MS and PhD from the University of Oregon. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in the power of transformation learning and creating inclusive learning environments, especially for traditionally marginalized populations in STEM. Johnson is noted for her leadership in the areas of educational technology, educational equity, and digital sexism.

Positions

2013 Present Associate Dean, Hamline University School of Education
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1996 Present Associate Professor, M.A.Ed. and Ed.D. Programs, Hamline University School of Education
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20112013 Associate Dean, Technology and Learning, Hamline University School of Education
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19911996 Science Coordinator, Augsburg College
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19901991 Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Montana State University-Bozeman
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19881990 Planning Coordinator, Minnesota Educational Computer Corporation (MECC) / University of Minnesota Center for the Study of Educational Technology
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19861988 Research Assistant, University of Oregon ‐ Computer Integrated Instruction Project (National Science Foundation Project No. TEI-8550558, principal investigator Dr. David Moursund
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19861987 Instructor, University of Oregon ‐ Continuation Center
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19761985 Science/Computer Science Teacher, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
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19741975 Electron Microscopist, University of Colorado Medical School
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Honors and Awards

  • Hamline University Graduate School 2001 Teacher of the Year

Courses

  • Educational Organizations (EdD)
  • Foundations of Education (EdD)
  • Frameworks of Inquiry (EdD)
  • The Classroom (EdD)
  • The Learning Organization (EdD)
  • Philosophy of Education (EdD)
  • Social Science Writing (EdD)
  • Action Research (MAEd)
  • Designing Effective Learning Environments (MAEd)
  • Capstone Practicum (MAEd)
  • Explorations: Reflection, Community Building, and Constructivism (MAEd)
  • Teaching and Learning (MAEd)
  • Foundations of American Education (MAEd)
  • Research Forum (MAEd)
  • Social Justice and Equity (MAEd)
  • Teaching Math and Science for All Learners (MAEd)
  • Action Research (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • Assessing Technology Enhanced Learning (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • Curriculum Integration Using Technology, Part 1 (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • Curriculum Integration Using Technology, Part 2 (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • Using Technology to Create Community (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • What's Next: The Cutting Edge (Graduate Continuing Studies)
  • Elementary Math and Science Methods (College of Education)

Education

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1988 Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Oregon
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1986 M.S., Computer Science Education, University of Oregon
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1980 M.A.T., Comprehensive Secondary Science, Monmouth College
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1974 B.A., Biology, University of Colorado, Denver
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Contact Information

Office: West Hall 235
Phone: 651-523-2432

Email:


Publications (21)

National Presentations (30)