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Darnell Johnson

Distinguished Professor, School of Education & Psychology

Office: 108 McLendon Hall
Address: Campus Box 856
(252) 335-3977
Fax: (252) 252-3554

Dr. Darnell Johnson graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in mathematics after serving as both president and vice president of the student government association, captain of the football team, president and vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities for two consecutive years. He became the first student-athlete at ECSU and the CIAA to be awarded the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and attended the University of Kentucky in mathematics education. Later he earned an advanced certificate from Old Dominion University in Administration and the Doctor of Education in Leadership and Policy from The George Washington University. Dr. Johnson has served as a graduate assistant in mathematics, high school mathematics teacher, middle and secondary assistant principal and principal, central office administrator, adjunct faculty member, department chair in mathematics and computer science, assistant dean of education, and currently, The Distinguished Professor of Education with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He has worked in the k-12 sector for 30 years and higher education for 14 years. He has coordinated STEM related research and activities for 11 years with The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research, The Center of Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, NASA, ONR, and the k-12 community.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching-University Level Distinguished Professor, School of Education & Psychology, ECSU, 2011-Present Assistant Dean, College of Education & Continuing Studies, Hampton University, 2009-2010 Associate Professor/Chairperson, Department of Education, College of Education & Continuing Studies, Hampton, University, 2009-2010 Associate Professor/Chairperson, Graduate Faculty, Mathematics & Computer Science, Elizabeth City State University (TENURED), 2004-2009 Mathematics Department Chairperson, Elizabeth City State University, 2004-2009 Coordinator of Student Teaching, 2004-2009 Coordinator of Graduate Program, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2005-2009 (Tenured)Associate Professor of Mathematics at Elizabeth City State University, 2004 to 2009 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Elizabeth City State University, 1985-1991, 2001-2004 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Norfolk State University, 1985-1986 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Old Dominion University, 1985-1986 Graduate Teaching Assistant-University of Kentucky, 1973-1974

Principal-Churchland Middle School, 1999-2004 Principal-New Directions Center, 1990-1993 & 1994-1999 Assistant Principal-Bayside Junior High School, 1989-1990 Assistant Principal-Waters Junior High School, 1986-1989 Central Office Administration in Portsmouth City Schools-Portsmouth, VA Coordinator of Community Schools, 1993-1994

DEGREES: Doctor of Education, George Washington University, 2000 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Administration, Old Dominion University, 1986 Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, University of Kentucky, 1977 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (HONORS), Elizabeth City State University, 1973