Dr. Julie I. Johnson
Program Director Division on Research and Learning at the National Science Foundation New Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Dr. Julie I. Johnson Johnson is a Program Director in the Division on Research and Learning at the National Science Foundation where she has worked since 2013. She works with the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) programs. Prior to coming to NSF, Johnson was a middle school science and math teacher, worked in museum education, and was the chief operating officer of an aquarium. She is experienced in performance assessment, creating organizational systems, program development, evaluation, group facilitation, and effective communication with diverse external stakeholders. Johnson has B.S., M.S., and M.A. degrees in biology, instructional technology, and deaf education; she received her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Her current research interests focus on organizations with STEM-engagement as a major focus and include leader/leadership development, the intersections of relational practice and leadership, the intersections of organizational learning and leader development in place, and leadership in complex systems.