Detra Johnson

detra johnson

Dr. Johnson's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Bio

Dr. Detra D. Johnson completed post doc research and work at Texas A & M University in the Educational Psychology Department where her research focused on English language learner literacy and language acquisition. She received a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University in Education Administration and Leadership. As an assistant professor, she will continue efforts to examine school contexts that impact marginalized people of color, women, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Her research agenda has been advanced to include social justice and diversity issues intersecting with educational policies and politics, culturally responsive mentoring and coaching, and educator resilience and self-determination all which influence educator quality, effectiveness and retention in our P-12 schools. Dr. Johnson’s most recent co-authored publications include - "A website analysis of mentoring programs for Latina faculty at the 25 top-ranked national universities in the USA," "Retention of Latina STEM Students in Texas…Exploring what should be considered," and "The MOOCs: Characteristics, Benefits and Challenges to Both Industry and Higher Education."

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. – Educational Administration, Public Schools K-12, Texas A & M Univesity (2015)
    Area of Concentration: Educational Administration and Leadership
  • M.S. Educational Management, University of Houston Clear Lake (2008)
    Area of Concentration: Educational Administrative and Leadership
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction and Math, University of Houston (2002)
    Area of Concentration: Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics
  • B.B.A. Business Administration, Texas Southern University (1997)
    General Business and Administration

Certifications

  • Principal (EC-12) with ILD/PDAS Certifications
  • Elementary Mathematics (1-8)
  • Elementary Self-Contained (1-8)
  • Technology Applications (8-12)
  • Instructional Leadership Training (ILT)
  • Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS)

Awards and Recognition

  1. David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration and Policy (2015-2016) – University Council of Educational Administration and American Education Research Association
  2. Nominee and Finalist Graduate Strategic Research Award (2015) Texas A & M University, Department of Education Administration and Human Resource Development
  3. Mance L. Park Fellowship (2014-2015) Texas A & M University, Department of Education Administration and Human Resource Development
  4. Barbara L. Jackson Scholar (2012-2014) - University Council of Educational Administration
  5. Leadership and Service Award (2013-2014) Texas A & M University, Department of Education Administration and Human Resource Development - Graduate Representative Advisory Board
  6. Presidential Volunteer Award (2013-2014), President Barack Obama, United States of America

Presentations

  1. McKenzie, K., Johnson, J. F., Skrla, L., Johnson, D., & Duroy, A. (2015, November). Student Lives' Matter: Education Grounded on Compassion. Session Chair for panel discussion at University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) Convention, San Diego, California.
  2. Irby, B., Johnson, D., Abdelrahman, N., & Gonzalez, E. (2015, October). A website analysis of mentoring programs for Latina faculty at the 25 top-ranked national universities in USA. Paper presentation at annual meeting Research on Women and Education (AERA Sig), Birmingham, Alabama.
  3. Johnson, D. (2015, April). Lived Experiences of African American Teachers Before, During, and After Desegregation in a Rural Southern School District. Poster presentation at the annual meeting American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  4. Johnson, D. (2015, April). The Way We Were: Voices of African American Teachers Before, During, and After Desegregation in a Southern Rural District. Poster presentation at David Clark Seminar for the annual meeting American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  5. Johnson, D. D. (2015, February). The Way We Were: Voices of African American Teachers Before, During, and After Desegregation in a Southern Rural District. Poster presentation at the annual symposium on Mentoring, Research, and Leadership, Department of Human Resource and Development, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
  6. Valentin, C., Nafukho, F., Johnson, D., Valentin, M., LeCounte, J. (2015, February). MOOCs Global Digital Divide: Reality or Myth. Poster presentation at the annual symposium on Mentoring, Research, and Leadership, Department of Human Resource and Development, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
  7. Johnson, D. D. (2014, November). The “Right” Side of Brown v. Board: Voices of Resilient and Self-Determined African American Teachers. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, D.C.