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Assistant Professor

Janelle M. Johnson, Principal Investigator, along with Co-Principal Investigators, Brooke Evans, Hsiu-Ping Liu, Jeffrey T. Loats, Mark Koester, and Philip Bernhardt, were awarded a grant of $73,997 under the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program from the National Science Foundation for their project, "Urban STEM Teacher Capacity Building.”  The project will prepare STEM majors with experiences, skills and knowledge to become highly effective inquiry-based teachers committed to working in high-need urban schools.  Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in STEM teaching and learning in Secondary Teacher Education. Her primary areas of focus involve addressing disparities and improving learning outcomes for participants in both formal and informal STEM settings. Janelle works with teachers, administrators, families, and organizations of local, national, and international scope. She is on the leadership team of the Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM, a Board Member with the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, the GLOBE US Partner Forum Representative for the Southwest Region, and a leading consultant for the Increasing Marginalized Girls Access to STEM initiative of the National Girls Collaborative in partnership with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, the White House Domestic Policy Council and Council on Women and Girls, and the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Johnson is a published author and reviews for journals including Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics (NCTM) and Anthropology & Education Quarterly.

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