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Dr. LeAnn Johnson

Dr. LeAnn Johnson, Assistant Professor of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching Coordinator

(304) 876-5508

103 D Knutti Hall


Ph.D. Special Education: Language and Literacy Focus, 1993 University of Maryland

M.Ed. Reading Instruction, 1987 University of Maryland

B.S. Special Education: Early Childhood Development and Communicative Disorders Concentrations, 1983 Utah State University


EDUC 320 Psychological and Social Conditions for Learning

EDUC 333 Foundations of Reading

EDUC 334/L Early Language and Literacy

EDUC 351 Integrated Reading & Language Arts Pedagogy 1

EDUC 360 Survey of Exceptional Children

EDUC 400 Inclusion in the Regular Classroom

EDUC 443/503 Reading in the Content Areas

Recent Publications

Johnson, L.A., Mercado, R., & Spencer, K. (in press). Dig Deep Professional Development from Project-Based Exploration and Classroom Application of Reading Strategies for Teacher Candidates. The Reading Professor Journal, International Literacy Association.

Johnson, L.A. (2016). Students Shouldn’t Take Notes; Teach them to MAKE Notes. KDP Teacher Advocate. 24(1), 8-9.

Recent Workshop Presentations 

What’s Behind the Story: Using Art and Drama to Analyze Complex Text. (October 28, 2017) Kappa Delta Pi International Convocation, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Motivating the Reluctant Writer with Social Media Frames. (October 26, 2017) Kappa Delta Pi International Convocation, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Who’s Gonna Read It? The Importance of Authentic Audiences, (April 8, 2017) Literacy Leaders Regional Conference, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

I Write that Others Might Read (November 18, 2016) West Virginia Reading Association Conference, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Dig Deep: Individualized Project-based Exploration and Application of Reading Methods. (July 19, 2015)  International Literacy Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Recent Service

Faculty Advisor, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Psi Chapter 119, International Honor Society in Education

Literacy Leaders Annual Conference Committee Chair,

Early Education Certification Program Development Committee B.A. Program Approved for State Certification, Summer 2014


Reading (of course),
4-H Horse Club Leader,
Boy Scouts of America Advancement Chair and Merit Badge Counselor,
Arts & Crafts and Building