Joe Johnson
Joe
Johnson
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Zurn 208

Joe Johnson is an assistant professor of physics on the Erie Campus.  He graduated from Edinboro University in 2003 with a B.S. in secondary physics education, and earned his Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Gannon University in 2007 and his Ph.D. in science education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011. At SUNY Buffalo, he received a Presidential Fellowship and the Delbert Mullins Thinking Outside the Box award. His research interests include using technology to engage learners in science; equity and cultural relevance in STEM education; and strategies for working with refugee language learners in science. Dr. Johnson enjoys studying martial arts including Goshin Jutsu karate and Haedong Kumdo, playing disc golf, and spending time with his wife and son.

Dr. Johnson’s research interests include using technology to engage learners in science; equity and cultural relevance in STEM education; and strategies for working with refugee language learners in science.

Journal articles:

  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J., & Lai, M. (In Review). Teachers’ Notions of Cultural Practices Associated with Reducing Carbon Dioxide and Their Intentions to Teach Socio-Scientific Issues. Cultural Studies in Science Education.
  • Karisan, D., Macalalag, A, & Johnson, J. (2019). The Effect of Methods Course on Pre-Service Teachers’ Awareness and Intentions of Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects. International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 5(1), 22-35.
  • Macalalag, A. Johnson, B., & Johnson, J. (2018). STEM-ify Me: It’s Elementary! Designing Butterfly Wings. Science and Children, 55(9), 76-82.
  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J., & Lai, M. (2017). STEM Education Course: Enhancing K-12 Teachers’ Cultural Awareness Through Reflections of Socioscientific Issues. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator.
  • Johnson, J.A., Wesley, W.M., & Yerrick, R. (2016). Exploring the use of tablets for student teaching supervision. i-Manager's Journal on School Educational Technology, 12(1), p.8-17.
  • Park, M. & Johnson, J. A. (2016). Evaluation of Students’ Energy Conception in Environmental Science. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education.

Conference presentations:

  • Johnson, J., Dunphy, J., & Macalalag, A. (April, 2019). Teacher Understandings of Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning Within Socioscientific Issue Implementation. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association 2019 Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada)
  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J., & Dunphy, J. (March, 2019). Discussion of a Socioscientific Issue: Elementary Classroom Teachers Evaluate Reports Regarding the Missing Bees Phenomenon. Paper to be presented at the 2019 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference (Baltimore, MD)
  • Macalalag, A., Ruppert, J., & Johnson, J. (March, 2019). Socioscientific Contexts and Curriculum Materials for K-18 Educators. Symposium to be presented at the 2019 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference (Baltimore, MD)
  • Jakkala, P. & Johnson, J.A. (July 2018). Reducing Fear of Physics in Middle/High School Students through Physics Festivals at an Undergraduate Institution. Paper presented at the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers National Summer Meeting (Washington D.C.) 
  • Ashcraft, P. & Johnson, J.A. (July 2018). The Nature of Science Lesson Should Not Be One-and-Done. Paper presented at the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers National Summer Meeting (Washington D.C.)
  • Macalalag, A.Z. & Johnson, J.A. (March 2018). STEM Graduate Course: Successes and Challenges of K-12 Teachers to Learn the Socio-Scientific Issues. Paper presented at the 2018 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • Macalalag, A. & Johnson, J. (March 2018). Investigating and Designing Paper Airplanes. Workshop presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • Macalalag, A. & Johnson, J. (March 2018). What is your evidence? Discussing the Mystery of the Missing Bees and Designing Hand Pollinators. Workshop presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J. & Johnson, B. (November 2017). Using Evidence to Design Sails: Highlighting Science, Mathematics and Engineering Connections. Workshop presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association Area Conference (New Orleans, LA)
  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J. & Johnson, B. (November 2017). Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Beyond Trial and Error. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers’ Association Area Conference (New Orleans, LA)
  • Macalalag, A., Johnson, J. & Lai, M. (October 2017). STEM Education: Enhancing Cultural Awareness Through Reflections on SSI. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Fall Conference (Harrisburg, PA) 
  • Macalalag, A.Z. & Johnson, J.A. (April 2017). Enhancing K-12 Teachers’ Cultural Awareness Through Reflections of Socioscientific Issues in a STEM Education Course. Paper submitted for the 2017 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference (San Antonio, TX)
  • Macalalag, A.Z. & Johnson, J.A. (April 2017). Growth in Elementary School Teachers’ Views of Science and Engineering Practices. Poster presented at the 2017 National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual International Conference (San Antonio, TX)
Submitted by mmarsh on Mon, 12/24/2018 - 04:33