Dr. Denise Johnson is professor of reading education and director of the Literacy Leadership program at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. She received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from the University of Memphis, Tennessee. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a middle school reading specialist, and a Reading Recovery teacher. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in reading and language arts methods, and conducts research on literacy, children’s literature, and the integration of technology into preservice and inservice education courses and within classrooms.
Dr. Johnson has written several books and articles on literacy, children’s literature, and technology, and is active in several professional organizations including serving as chair of the Technology, Communication, and Literacy Committee and serving as president of the Technology in Literacy Education SIG of the International Reading Association. She has conducted numerous presentations and workshops around the country, and continues to work with teachers and children to advance the use of technology in the literacy curriculum.
Dr. Johnson has received the John Chorlton Manning Public School Service Award from the International Reading Association, the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s Instructional Leadership Award, and was named the University Professor of Teaching Excellence by the College of William and Mary. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Early-Middle Childhood. Dr. Johnson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.