Dr. Donna Johnson

Donna Johnson

Donna Johnson

Associate Professor of Special and Elementary Education


Department: Education
Location: Education Building | Room 103

Year Started: 2010

Strengths: Learner | Connectedness | Input | Achiever | Responsibility

Education History: Southwest Minnesota State University (BA degree in Elementary Education), Minnesota State University Mankato (MS degree in Special Education), University of South Dakota (Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction)

Professional History: DWU Faculty (2010 to the present), USD Grad Assistant Clinical Supervisor (2 years), K-12 Teacher in South Dakota and Minnesota Elementary & Middle School SpEd, Title I, Elementary Reading, Grades 2, 3, & 4 (12 years)

Areas of Expertise: Special education, literacy, teacher training, curriculum design

Hobbies: Reading, baking, cooking, traveling, antiquing, collecting

Family: Husband (Chris K. Johnson), three daughters and three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, three farm cats

What do you love most about DWU? The people and relationships, size and setting, and the focus on making a positive impact