David R Johnson, PhD

Institute on Community Integration
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0223
 
Phone: 612-624-1062
Email: johns006@umn.edu
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Last Updated: August 19, 2013

David R Johnson
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Special Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Employment of Persons with Disabilities/Employment Planning,
Post-secondary Education & Students with Disabilities,
Program Evaluation Services,
Transition to Life After High School
 
Discipline(s): Education: Administration
Rehabilitation Counseling
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

PhD:     1987, University of Minnesota, Educational Policy and Administration (major emphases: special education administration; collateral field: business management).

MS:      1977, Mankato State University, Rehabilitation Counseling.

BA:      1973, University of Minnesota, Sociology (major emphases: inter-organizational theory, criminal justice studies, and social psychology).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-present    Emma Birkmaier Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership, Department of Education Policy and Administration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

1997-present    Director, Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

2000-present    Director, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

1997-2001                   Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy and Administration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

1995-1997                   Senior Research Associate, Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

1985-1995                   Research Associate, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

1983-1985                   Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, St. Cloud State University

1980-1983                   Instructor, Department of Special Education, St. Cloud State University

1976-1980                   Program Coordinator/Vocational Special Needs Educator, Department of Special Education, St. Paul public schools

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles (* denotes refereed publications)

* Johnson, D. R. (2005). Supported employment trends: Implications for transition-age youth. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.

* Johnson, D. R. & Bremer, C. (2005). Comparison of the secondary education and transition provisions of the 1997 and 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals.

* Sharpe, M. N., Johnson, D. R., & Murray, H. (2004). An analysis of instruction accommodations and assistive technologies used by postsecondary graduates with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 17(4), 1-9.

* Ysseldyke, J., Nelson, R., Christenson, S, Johnson, D.R., Dennison, A, Triezenberg, H., Sharpe, M, and Hawes, M. (2004). What we know and need to know about the consequences of high stakes testing for students with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 71(1), 75-96.

* Lewis, D. R., Johnson, D. R., & Scholl, S. (2003). Assessing state vocational rehabilitation performance in serving individuals with disabilities. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 28(1), 22-37.

* Johnson, D. R., Stodden, R. A., Emanuel, E. J., Luecking, R., & Mack, M. (2002). Current challenges facing secondary education and transition services: What research tells us. Exceptional Children, 68(4), 519-531.

Books, Book Chapters, and Monographs

Lehr, C. A., Johnson, D. R., Bremer, C. D., Cosio, A., & Thompson, M. (2004). Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice. Minneapolis, MN: Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, University of Minnesota.

Lewis, D. R., &  Johnson, D. R. (2004). Costs and outcomes of family care for individuals with developmental disabilities. In K. C. Lakin & R. Stancliffe (Ed.), Costs of services for persons with disabilities in community settings. Boston: Paul Brookes Publishing.

Johnson, D. R., & Thurlow, M. L. (2004). A national study on graduation requirements and diploma options for youth with disabilities. Minneapolis, MN: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND STATE CONFERENCE PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

"National Training and Leadership Initiatives Supporting Families in Transition," Meeting of the National Alliance on Secondary Education and Transition, June 16, 2005, Washington, DC.

Invited, "Improving Secondary Education and Transition Using Research-Based Standards and Indicators," National Transition Conference, Rehabilitation Services Administration, June 16, 2005, Washington, DC.

Opening Keynote, "Leadership and Systems Change for Secondary Education and Transition," National Leadership Summit, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, June 14, 2005, Washington, DC.

 "National Standards and Indicators on Secondary Education and Transition: National Organization Implementation Strategies," Meeting of the National Alliance on Secondary Education and Transition, May 19, 2005, Washington, DC.

Invited, "National Framework of Standards and Indicators to Guide Secondary Education and Transition Practice," 2005 Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, April 8, 2005, Baltimore, MD.

Invited, "Drop-Out Prevention and Intervention: Strategies for Local Implementation," 2005 Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, April 8, 2005, Baltimore, MD.