Glenn Ross Johnson

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Beyond Subject Matter Expertise: Strategies for Instructing Adults with Robert Magnan

First Steps to Excellence in College Teaching


GLENN ROSS JOHNSON is a Professor Emeritus who served in various positions at Texas A&M University, where he worked for 30 years. Earlier in his career, he served as a teacher, reading consultant, assistant principal, and principal in public schools in Euclid, Ohio, and Clayton, Missouri. He has a BS in Education from Kent State University, an MA in Education from Ohio State University, and an EdD from Columbia University Teachers College.
Johnsonís more than 50 publications have focused primarily on instructional strategies, including
First Steps to Excellence in College Teaching.

After serving as Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Johnson, at the request of the President and Vice President of Texas A&M University, established and directed The Center for Teaching Excellence. The Center provided publications, seminars, workshops, and services to faculty members and teaching assistants.

While at Texas A&M University, Johnson developed a College Teaching Program that enabled adults holding bachelorís degrees and masterís degrees in such fields as English, mathematics, physics, biology, business, and allied health to pursue a PhD in Educational Curriculum and Instruction. The program offered courses dealing with college teaching and curriculum, student personnel services, issues in higher education, and administration. Almost all of the students completing the program pursued dissertation research involving teaching in their subject area. Some of the graduates became college and university department chairs, associate deans, deans, and presidents.


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