Holly Johnson

Holly A. Johnson

Associate Dean for Innovation and Opportunity

Teachers College

260A

CECH Language, Literacy, & Learning Desi - 0022

Professional Summary

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 Support

2004 -2005 University of Cincinnati, Pedagogy Grant Practicing what we teach: Exploring teacher candidates’ developing awareness of an inquiry curriculum Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant

2004 -2005 University of Cincinnati, Research Council Grant The influence of informational texts on adolescents’ acquisition of academic English Role:PI $6,300 Completed Type:Grant

2003 -2004 Jones Foundation Grant Project LEAD: Producing teacher leaders at the middle level Role:Collaborator $200,000 Completed

2003 -2004 Helen Jones Foundation Grant Tuition waivers for in-service teachers Role:PI $15,000 Completed

2002 -2003 COE State-Funded Research Grant, Texas Tech University Using children’s literature to address issues of social justice with sixth graders: A case study Role:PI $1,300 Completed Type:Grant

2000 -2001 College of Education Maxi-Research Grant, Texas Tech University Same sex literature circles for content knowledge acquisition: How do they benefit girls at the middle level? Role:PI $3,000 Completed Type:Grant

2000 -2001 Texas Eisenhower Professional Development Program Teaching “Learning to Read and Reading to Learn”: Supporting K-8 beginning teachers through school-university partnerships Role:Co-PI $75,000 Completed

1999 -2000 College of Education Mini-Research Grant, Texas Tech University Using literature circles in middle level content areas Role:PI $500 Completed Type:Grant

1997 -1998 College of Education, Research Incentive Award, Texas Tech University From fairy tales to realistic fiction: Female characters and the desire to be normal Role:PI $560 Completed Type:Grant

1997 -1998 U.S. Department of Health, Balbao Heights Project, Pima Youth Partnership, Tucson, Arizona Pages and pizza Role:Collaborator $27,000 Completed Type:Grant

1994 -1995 College of Education, Dean’s Grant, University of Arizona Girls, texts, and their poems: Transacting and interacting with literary characters in fifth and eighth grades Role:Co-PI $1,800 Completed Type:Grant

1992 -1993 Kentucky Department of Education POWER 4 (Process of writing extended to reading, ’riting, related arts, and related community) Role:Collaborator $25,000 Completed Type:Grant

1991 -1992 Oldham County Board of Education Research Grant, Crestwood, Kentucky Multicultural literature across the content areas Role:PI $500 Completed Type:Grant

Texas Tech University Seed Grant The Llano Estacado artifact project: Teacher study groups improving their reading, writing, and research instruction Role:PI $20,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000

National Writing Project Llano Estacado writing project Role:PI $20,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000

International Reading Association’s Elva Knight Grant Girls only literature circles: Supporting females’ content literacy at the middle level Role:PI $5,000 (unfunded), 1999 to 2000

U.S. Department of Education Field Initiated Studies Grant Partnerships disrupting academic and affective alienation: An early dropout intervention at the middle level Role:Co-PI $1,126,043 (unfunded), 2001 to 2002 Unfunded Type:Grant Level:State

U.S. Department of Education Bridging the gap: Service learning, literacy, and intergenerational communication Role:Co-PI $450,000 (unfunded), 2003 to 2004 Unfunded

Verizon Foundation Grant Developing master reading teachers: Expanding opportunities for students in grades K-12 Role:Co-PI $49,795 (pending) 2003 to 2004 Pending

Texas Tech University Library Research Grant Children’s literature and multicultural concerns: A comparative study of award-winning children’s literature in the United States and New Zealand Role:PI $2,000 (unfunded) 2000 to 2001

Grant: ##1113 AED Iraqi Linkages Investigators:Beckett, Gulbahar; Johnson, Holly 08-01-2010 -06-30-2013 Department of State University Linkages with Iraq Role:Collaborator $1,014,132.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #STEM 2011 Investigators:Basham, James; Israel, Maya; Johnson, Holly; Pae, Hye; Pan, Wei; Rutz, Eugene 01-01-2011 -09-30-2011 Ohio Department of Education STEM for All Role:Collaborator $479,352.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SIZ-100-13-GR021 Investigators:Dell, Laura; Johnson, Holly 09-25-2013 -07-15-2014 Department of State Alumni University - DOS-Baghdad-PD-2013-5 Cooperative Agreement Role:PI $299,985.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Straight A Funds / ODE Investigators:Hoerst, Amy; Johnson, Holly 01-01-2015 -12-31-2015 Ohio Department of Education Straight A Fund Scholarships Role:Collaborator $189,000.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #DPS agreement / ODE / USEd Investigators:Hoerst, Amy; Johnson, Holly 01-01-2015 -12-31-2015 Department of Education No Child Left Behind - Improving Teacher Quality Role:Collaborator $60,000.00 Active Level:Federal

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. Building proficiency: Processes & practices students report validate and violate their reading independence .Voices in the Middle, ,

Freedman, L.;Johnson, H. 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. 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) ,

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

Published Books

Hurst, J.;Johnson, H. 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 Chapter

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. “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.

Presentations

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. Level:State

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. Level:State

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. Level:State

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. Level:State

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. Level:Regional

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. Level:State

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. Level:State

Johnson, H.;Johnson, C. (02-1991. )Implementing literature in the content areas .Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. Level:State

Johnson, H.;Johnson, C. (10-1990. )Organizing an interdisciplinary unit .Kentucky Middle School Association Annual Conference, Covington, KY. Level:State

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. .

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.

Honors and Awards

2007 Outstanding Service Award Division of Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:College

2004 IRA Book of the Month Selection for July: Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure Status:Recipient Level:International

2004 Outstanding Article of the Year, Journal of Reading Education Status:Recipient Level:National

2004 Outstanding Faculty Member The Texas Students Teachers Association, Texas Tech University Status:Recipient Level: University

2002 Professing Excellence Award Texas Tech University Status:Recipient Level: University

2002 Nominated for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level: University

2002 Nominated for the Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level: University

2002 Nominated for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level: University

2001 New Faculty Award Ex-Students Association, Texas Tech University Status:Recipient Level: University

1999 Nominated for the Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level: University

1999 Nominated for the New Faculty Award Ex-Students Association, Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level: University

1998 Nominated for McDonald Teaching Award College of Education, Texas Tech University Status:Nomination Level:College

1998 Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award College of Education, University of Arizona Status:Nomination Level:College

1996 Academic Graduate Fellowship Recipient Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Fellowship

1995 Graduate Registration Scholarship Recipient Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona Status:Recipient Level:College

1995 Graduate Tuition Scholarship Recipient Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona Status:Recipient Level:Department

1994 Academic Graduate Fellowship Recipient Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona Status:Recipient Level:Department

1994 National Endowments for the Humanities Project Teacher for Science/Humanities Eastern Kentucky University Status:Recipient Level: University

1992 Human Biology (Hum-Bio) Project Teacher Stanford University Status:Recipient Level: University

1991 Joe Wilkes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education University of Louisville Status:Recipient Level: University

Service

Mayerson ‘Teacher Academy’ Project Member 2006 -2008

Mayerson Academy’s Professional Development Series for Language Arts Member 2006

(‘Ohio Schools to Watch’ Evaluation Committee )Member 2004 -2005

Lubbock County/Texas Tech University Charter School (Steering Committee )Member 2003 -2004

Middle Level Education Preparation Association for State of Texas Board Member Level:State 2000 -2004

Michigan Middle School Consortium Member 1998 -1999

Michigan’s Young Education Scholars Member 1998 -1999

All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech University (Steering Committee )Member 1997 -1998

Conference of Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents, University of Arizona (Conference Organization Committee )Member 1994 -1997

Tucson Unified School District (In-Service Instructor, Middle School Education )1997

Pima Youth Partnership, Tucson, Arizona (Consultant )1996 -1997

University of Cincinnati (UC Library Committee )Committee Member 2007 -2008

AAUP UC Chapter (Organizing Committee )Committee Member 2007 -2008

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Search, Early Childhood Learning Community Academic Director )2007 -2008

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Search Committee, MDL Literacy Position )Committee Chair 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Search Committee, MDL Field Service Position )Committee Chair 2006 -2007

AAUP UC Chapter (Restructuring Committee )Committee Member 2006 -2007

AAUP UC Chapter (Organizing Committee )Committee Member 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (MDL Literacy Search Committee )Committee Chair 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Division of Teacher Education’s Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure )Committee Member 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Policy Revision Committee )Committee Member 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (College Reorganization Committee, Ad hoc )Committee Member 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH APC Committee )Committee Member 2006 -2007

University of Cincinnati (UC Library Committee )Committee Member 2005 -2006

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Teacher Education Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure Committee )Committee Member 2005 -2006

University of Cincinnati (UC/21 Sense of Place Committee )Committee Member 2004 -2005

University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Teacher Education Division Head Search Committee )Committee Member 2004 -2005

Texas Tech University (Faculty Senate, Senator )2003 -2004

Texas Tech University (Library Committee )Committee Member 2003 -2004

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Research Committee )Committee Member 2003 -2004

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Language & Literacy Master’s Degree (rewrite) )Committee Member 2003 -2004

Texas Tech University (Faculty Senate, Senator )2002 -2003

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Faculty Council )Committee Member 2002 -2003

Texas Tech University (Library Committee )Committee Member 2002 -2003

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Graduate Academic Affairs Committee )Committee Member Level:University 2002 -2003

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Language and Literacy Search Committee )Committee Chair Level:University 2002 -2003

Texas Tech University (Faculty Senate, Senator )Level:University 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University (Library Committee )Committee Member Level:University 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Student Affairs Committee )Committee Member Level:College 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Course and Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Level:College 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Faculty Council )Committee Member Level:College 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Middle Level Program/Certification Development )Committee Chair Level:College 2001 -2002

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Faculty Council )Committee Member Level:College 2000 -2001

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Course and Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Level:College 2000 -2001

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Student Activities Committee )Committee Chair Level:College 2000 -2001

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Workload Equity Committee (ad hoc) )Committee Member Level:College 2000 -2001

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Middle Level Program/Certification Development, Task Force )Committee Chair Level:College 2000 -2001

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Course and Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Level:College 1999 -2000

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Student Activities Committee )Committee Chair Level:College 1999 -2000

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Workload Equity Committee (ad hoc) )Committee Member Level:College 1999 -2000

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Diversity Task Force (ad hoc) )Committee Member Level:College 1999 -2000

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Language and Literacy Search Committee )Committee Chair Level:College 1999 -2000

Grand Valley State University (Graduate Recruitment Committee )Committee Member Level:University 1998

Grand Valley State University, School of Education (Fall Lecture Series )Conference Organizer Level:College 1998

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Language and Literacy Search Committee )Committee Chair Level:College 1998

Texas Tech University, College of Education (Children’s Literature Reading Room Committee )Committee Member Level:College 1998

Texas Tech University, College of Education / Baylor University (Assessment Committee )Committee Member 1997 -1998

Texas Tech University (Steering Committee of the All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education )Committee Member Level:University 1997 -1998

Texas Tech University, College of Education Library (Committee on Children’s and Youth Literature (ad hoc) )Committee Chair Level:College 1997 -1998

University of Arizona (Executive Committee for Conference on Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents )Committee Member Level:University 1996 -1997

Tucson Area Reading Council (auxiliary of IRA) (Executive Board )Committee Member Level:Local 1995 -1997

University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture (Operations Committee )Committee Member Level:Department 1995 -1996

University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, and Teacher Education (Graduate Student Colloquy )Committee Chair Level:College 1995 -1996

University of Arizona, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture (Graduate Student Representative )Level:Department 1995 -1996

World of Words International Books (Board of Advisors )Board Member 03-2010

Journal of Literacy Research (Editorial Board )Editorial Board Member -To Present

Reading Horizons Editorial Board Member -To Present

Central Michigan University's Language Arts Program (External Reviewer )04-2010

Positions and Work Experience

2007 -To Present Head, Division of Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2004 -2007 Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1999 -2004 Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

1998 -1999 Assistant Professor, School of Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

1997 -1998 Assistant Professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

1996 -1997 Graduate Assistant in Teaching, Department of Language, Reading, and Culture, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

1996 -1996 Teaching Intern for Qualitative Methodology Course, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

1994 -1996 Language Arts and Reading teacher, Sahuarita Middle School, Sahuarita, Arizona

1991 -1994 Language Arts teacher, South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood, Kentucky

Professional Affiliation

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

18-MDL-525 IMP RDG USING LIT Level:Undergraduate