Cynthia Johnson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor & Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Administration; Director of Principal Certification

Cynthia Johnson is Department Chair, Associate Professor, and the Director of Principal Certification in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. She has been involved in education since 1994 with seven years of experience as a school...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University, 2006   

M.A, School Administration, Heritage University, 1998

M.A., Special Education, Heritage University, 1996

B.A., Elementary Education, Heritage University, 1994

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

EDPC 930/EDLA 630 - Principal Internship

EDPC 913/EDLA 613  -  Leadership Role Seminar

EDLA 525  -  Educational Leadership and Inquiry

EDLA 641 - Educational Leadership and Community

EDLA 548  -  Educational Leadership and School Improvement


Cynthia Johnson is Department Chair, Associate Professor, and the Director of Principal Certification in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. She has been involved in education since 1994 with seven years of experience as a school administrator for both elementary and intermediate schools, achieving recognition in 2013 as the Jeanne Foster Wardian Leadership in Education Award from the School of Education at G.U., the 2012  winner of the Leading for Professional Learning Award through Learning Forward, and one of five finalists for the 2007 Texas Principal of the Year. She is passionate about mentoring and coaching PreK-12 school principals. Her areas of interest include creating collaborative teaming in PreK-12 schools, building positive school relationships that shape culture and morale, the development of online/blended learning programs, and working with at-risk students and families.

Johnson, C. & Delawsky, S.* (2013). Project-based learning and student engagement. Academic Research International, 4(4), 559-566.

Johnson, C. & Gelfand, S.* (2013). Self-assessment and writing quality. Academic Research International, 4(4), 571-580.

Johnson, C. &  Radmer, E. (2013). Making the case for transformational learning through technology-mediated environments. Academic Research International, 4(2),  275-279.

Johnson, C. &  Ruiter, G.* (2013). (Re)-Envisioning classroom design with light and colour. Academic Research International, 4(4), 549-554.

Johnson, C. & Gooliaff, S.* (2012). At risk boys and learning: engaging struggling writers. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 21(4), 28-31.

Olson, J.& Johnson, C. (2012). Implementing journal writing in a grade 8 mathematics class. Academic Research International, 3(3),191-197.

Johnson, C. (2011). Early in-grade retention in the prediction of TAKS reading achievement scores among third grade students in a south texas school. International Journal of Humanities and Social

Science Special Issue, 1(17), 148-153.

Johnson, C. (2011). Principals utilizing action research. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(14), 78-84.

Girtz, S. & Johnson, C. (2010). Turnaround principals and partnerships across secondary and higher education to support students. Curriculum in Context, 37(1), 16-18.