Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Christie Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Leadership, Research, and School Improvement. In her current role with the University of West Georgia, Dr. Johnson teaches and mentors aspiring and practicing school and district administrators, with special emphasis on those seeking advanced Educational Leadership degrees and performance-based Tier 1 or Tier 2 leadership field certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Her research interests focus on leadership development, particularly areas relevant to leading professional learning communities, leader efficacy, and strategic planning. Dr. Johnson joined the University of West Georgia faculty following her 30-year career as a Georgia K-12 professional educator. Her school and district level experience includes service as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Johnson has extensive school and district level experience in the areas of human resources, student services, board policy development, and school operations and management. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Journalism/Broadcast News, University of Georgia, 1980
  • M.A., Middle Grades Education, West Georgia College, 1985
  • Ed.S., Middle Grades Education, West Georgia College, 1992
  • Certificate, Educational Leadership Certification, University of West Georgia, 1994
  • Ed.D., School Improvement, Educational Leadership, University of West Georgia, 2006
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • EDLE-6327 (Prof Learning Communities) Section: E03
    • EDLE-6327 (Prof Learning Communities) Section: E01
    • EDLE-6327 (Prof Learning Communities) Section: E02

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E01
    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E02
    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E03

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E01
    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E02
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8304 (Ldshp for Org Change & Imp) Section: E01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8305 (Effec Mgmt to promote learning) Section: E01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • EDLE-6329 (School Ops. for Student Learn) Section: E01
    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 92D
    • EDLE-8304 (Ldshp for Org Change) Section: E02

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 94D
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8305 (Effec Mgmt to promote learning) Section: E02

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8303 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab III) Section: 91D
    • EDLE-8305 (Effec Mgmt to promote learning) Section: E01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • EDLE-6316 (School Law and Ethics) Section: E01
    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 92D
    • EDLE-8302 (Ed. Leadership Resid. Lab II) Section: 93D
    • EDLE-8304 (Ldshp for Org Change) Section: E03

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • EDLE-8301 (Ed. Leadership Residency Lab I) Section: 93D
    • EDLE-8305 (Effec Mgmt to promote learning) Section: E02

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • EDLE-6316 (School Law and Ethics) Section: E01
    • EDLE-8303 (Leadership Residency III) Section: 91D
  • Publication List

    Gilbert, C., Voelkel, R., & Johnson, C. (2018). Increasing self-efficacy through immersive simulations: Leading professional learning communities. Journal of School Leadership, 17(3), 154-174 DOI:10.12806/V17/I3/R9 [View Publication]

    Voelkel, R., Johnson, C., & Gilbert, K. (2016) Use of immersive simulations to enhance graduate student learning: Implications for educational leadership programs. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v19 n2 Summer 2016. [ERIC Number [View Publication]

    Huss, R., Johnson, C., & Butler, J. (2016). Collaborating to help education students get a foot in the door and “kick it: during interviews. 2015 ATEE Conference Proceedings, 187-206. [Electronic version available at www.atee1.org] [View Publication]

    Huss, R., Johnson, C., & Butler, J. (2016). Getting a Foot in the Door: Helping Education Students “Kick It” During Interviews. Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (25)2. [Electronic version available at www.s [View Publication]

    Mosier, B.; Heidorn, B., & Johnson, C. (2015). Conducting a hiring fair simulation for teacher educator candidates. Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators, 28(6), 39-41 [View Publication]

    Morris, R. & Johnson, C. (2013). Are we adequately handling equity and diversity within the standards movement? The Sophist’s Bane, 7(1), 28-29

    Ogletree, T., Saurino. P., & Johnson, C. (2009). Graphite girls in a gigabyte world: Managing the World Wide Web in 700 square feet. Journal of Educational Technology, 6(1), 51-60. [ERIC Number EJ1098065] [View Publication]