|TITLE:||Associate Professor of Biology/Laboratory and Safety Coordinator|
|DEPARTMENT:||Division of Science|
|SWU P.O. BOX:||1876|
Professor Staci Johnson has taught Biology courses at SWU since 2005, and now teaches a range of courses including Introduction to Biology, Animal Science, Bioethics and Microbiology. While completing her M.S. in animal physiology and working toward a Ph.D. at Clemson University, her research focused on endocrine control of reproductive cycles in beef cattle; However, teaching at a university was always her career goal. Currently, Johnson is pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University, with research focused on new tools for team building and training in undergraduate education, as well as better understanding processes and pathways used by students when learning physiology. She is also the laboratory and safety officer and chair of the research compliance committee. In these roles, Johnson works to ensure safe handling of hazardous materials and waste and ethical research practices across the university. Johnson grew up in East Tennessee on a beef cattle farm. She served as a State FFA Vice President and was later selected as an American Royal Student Ambassador. In addition to her work at SWU, Johnson is a wife and mom of three. Her family worships at Clemson Presbyterian Church. She enjoys running, making music, reading lots of books, attending sporting events and being at the beach.
- M.S. in Animal Physiology from Clemson University
- B.S. in Animal Science from University of Tennessee
Areas of Specialty/Interest
- Discipline-Based Education Research