Dr. Shonteria L. Johnson

Senior Lecturer of Biology

Shonteria JohnsonDr. Shonteria L. Johnson holds a Ph.D. (Higher Education Administration) from the University of Alabama where she focused on assessment and departmental science course redesign. Dr. Johnson also received both her M.S. in Biological Sciences and her B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Alabama. Dr. Johnson previously held the positions of department chair of math and science, co-chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, and associate professor of biology at Southeastern Community College in Keokuk, Iowa. Her research interests include student-centered teaching and learning, as well as fostering equity and inclusion. Dr. Johnson has published articles that assessed the environment and experience of LGBTQ students at their institutions of higher learning.


  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alabama
  • B.S., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Alabama


Student-centered teaching and learning, equity and inclusion

Professional Interests

LGBTQ experiences within higher education; assessment of learning techniques; diversity, equity and inclusion; general biology; human anatomy and physiology

Other Interests

  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • National Science Teaching Association

Recent Publications

  • Garvey, J. C., Pryor, J. T., & Johnson, S. (2016). ACPA and NASPA annual conferences: A 30-year retrospective on LGBTQ presentations. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. p. 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2016.1206020
  • Garvey, J. C., Drezner, N., Bumbry, M., & Johnson, S. Towards a culturally inclusive understanding of alumni philanthropy: The influence of student involvements and experiences on LGBTQ alumni giving. The Journal of Higher Education.
  • Johnson, S., Drezner, N., Garvey, J. C., & Bumbry, M. (2016). Social media use for survey distribution within the LGBTQ community. Academics going public: How to write and speak beyond academe. (pp. 87-104). In Taylor & Francis (Eds.), New York, NY.

Contact Dr. Shonteria L. Johnson

(478) 301-2042
Office: Godsey Science Center, Room 328