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Denise Johnson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education; Associate Director of the Honors Program



  • University of Rochester, Ed.D., Educational Administration
  • University of Rochester, M.S., Educational Administration
  • SUNY Oswego, B.S. Elementary Education K-6 and English 7-12

New York State Teaching Certifications:

  • K-6 with 7-12 extension, English
  • School District Leader
  • School Administrator and Supervisor


Since becoming the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Teacher Education in 2014, Dr. Denise C. Johnson has been integral in leading and collaborating with colleagues to create a rigorous teacher preparation program in accordance with NYS and TED standards that has a special focus on student character and development. Among many responsibilities, Dr. Johnson strives to maintain relationships with local teachers and administrators to stay current with trends in the field. Prior to coming to Roberts, Dr. Johnson worked many years in local school districts in both administration and education.  In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her 3 sons and husband as well as running, skiing, and reading.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate courses:

  • EDU 360  - Creating Inclusive Learning Communities
  • EDU 355 - Literacy in Childhood Classrooms
  • EDU 357  - Literacy in Adolescent Classrooms
  • EDU 294  - Integrated Literacy Practices Across Curriculum
  • EDU 440  - Early Childhood Education Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDU 441 - Childhood Education Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDU 442 - Adolescence Education Student Teaching Seminar
  • Student teaching Supervisor

Graduate courses:

  • EDUC 5902  - Assessing Literacy
  • EDUC 5901  - Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDUC 5218  - Language and Literacy 2
  • EDUC 6215 - Initial Childhood Capstone Seminar
  • EDUC 6225  - Initial Adolescence Capstone Seminar
  • EDUC 5212 - Student Behavior & Learning Environment
  • EDUC 6223 - Instructional Management for Productive Learning Environments
  • Student Teaching Supervisor