Dr. Detra D. Johnson
PSR, Faculty at University of Houston
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Educational leadership and educational policies, politics, and practices; systemic and structural issues of equity, race, and social justice that intersect with disparities among marginalizes groups; and resiliency and self-determination of minoritized and diverse individuals


Recent Publications:

Ingle, W.K., & Johnson, D. (2019). Photovoices of urban educational leadership
students abroad. Frontier: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

Johnson, D. D. (2018). A proposition for a holistic approach to adaptation and a unified sense of self: A conceptual framework of resiliency and sell-determination in educational settings. In H. Mackey & E. Murakami (Eds.), Beyond marginality: Understanding the value of the intersection of race, gender, and ethnicity in studying educational leadership. Charlotte, NC: IAP.

LeCounte, J. F., & Johnson, D. (2017). The MOOCs: Characteristics, Benefits, and Challenges to Both Industry and Higher Education. In Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 2105-2125). IGI Global.

Gonzalez y Gonzalez, E., Lincoln, Y. S., Valentin, M., Johnson, D., LeCounte, J., Valentin, C.,
Lopez, B. (2015). Retention of Latina STEM Students in Texas…Exploring what should be considered. Book Chapter in Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas.

Irby, B., Johnson, D., Abdelrahman, N., & Gonzalez, E. (2015). A website analysis of mentoring programs for Latina faculty at the 25 top-ranked national universities in USA. In B. Gloria Guzman-Johannessen (Ed.), Global Co-Mentoring Networks in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing AG.



B.A. in Business Administration, Texas Southern University, 1997
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics, University of Houston, 2002
M.S. in Educational Leadership, University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2008
Ph.D. in Educational Administration - K12, Texas A & M, 2015

Distinctions at UCEA
2021-2022 PSR
University of Houston