Specialist in Education

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Jill Caton Johnson, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Email: jill.johnson@drake.edu
Phone: 515.271.3992
Address: 2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311



B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Honors & Professional Memberships


  • Director of Graduate Programs, Teaching and Learning
  • Coordinator of Educational Programming in Ghana
  • West Des Moines School Board vice President

Professional Membership

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • National Associaon for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Prior Positions

Iowa State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehension
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Literacy Conferences
  • Elementary Writing Instruction
  • Early Childhood Literacy Development

Courses Taught

  • Effective Teaching
  • Reading Research and Theory
  • Writing Research and Theory

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