Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2019
Master of Arts in Teaching, National Louis University (Chicago), 2011
Master of Arts in Musicology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Morehouse College, 2006
Urban teacher preparation
Anti-oppressive pre-service teacher identity development
Culturally responsive pedagogy and school leadership
Arts integration in the classroom
Darius Johnson is a clinical assistant professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Middle and Secondary Education. Johnson has over 10 years of experience teaching in public, charter and parochial K-12 schools in the Atlanta, Chicago and Charlotte areas.
In addition to teaching Georgia State undergraduate courses, he also supports university supervisors and coaches in the Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) program. Johnson has presented at national educational research conferences and his research interests include the development of anti-oppressive teacher identities in teacher preparation programs and school contexts, as well as teacher and school leader sensemaking of anti-oppressive pedagogical and leadership practices.
A native of Atlanta, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a graduate certificate in urban education from Michigan State University and a certificate in school management and leadership from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and Business School.
A classically trained pianist, Johnson enjoys practicing piano, supporting the arts, spending time with his wife and two kids and engaging in community service with his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.