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Jennifer Johnson, PhD

Jennifer Johnson, PhD
Jennifer Johnson, PhD

Professor of Geography
Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (231) 591-2768
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • Certificate, National Weather Service, Advanced Skywarn Training
  • Certificate, Ferris State University
  • Certificate, National Weather Service, Skywarn Program Spotter
  • Certificate, NWS/NOAA, NWS/NOAA Enhanced Fujita Scale / Wind Damage Seminar
  • PhD, Arizona State University, Geography, Climatology
  • MA, Arizona State University, Physical Geography, Climatology
  • BA, Carthage College, Geography and Mathematics, Minor in German

Biography

Dr. Johnson has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography and Mathematics from Carthage College and a Masters Degree in Geography from Arizona State University. She was a recipient of a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship for her doctorate and earned her Ph.D. in Geography, with an emphasis in Climatology, from Arizona State University. She was honored as a Ferris State Distinguished Teacher in 2014 and received the Ferris State Distinguished Service Award in 2018.

Presentations

  • Presentation
    Johnson, J., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, "Thinking Spatially about Classroom Design: Experiences from the Ferris State University Learn Lab," San Francisco, CA, (April 2016).
  • Presentation
    Johnson, J., Ferris State University New Faculty Transition Workshop, "Game Based Learning (co-presenter)," Big Rapids, MI, (February 2016).
  • Presentation
    Johnson, J., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, "The Case for Urban Heat Isles: Why Even Small Cities Should Pay Attention to their Urban Heat Signatures," Chicago, Illinois, (April 2015).
  • Presentation
    Johnson, J., Ferris State University Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, "Interdisciplinary Innovations: Climate and Crime," Big Rapids, MI, (February 2013).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J. (Presenter), Moore, B. (Presenter), Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, "Speed Debating: An Interactive Technique for Improving Classroom Engagement," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, (September 2012).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J. (Presenter), Session, "Verbal Judo: Techniques for Managing Conflict in the Classroom," New Faculty Transition Program; Ferris State University, Big Rapids, (September 2012).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J., Stone, M., Thomson, M., New Faculty Transition Program, "Strategies for Classroom Management," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, (November 2011).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J. (Presenter), Regional Meeting, "Geography Education in Michigan: Recent Changes and Future Trends in Teacher Certification," East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Grand Rapids, MI, (October 2010).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J. (Presenter), Science Seminar Series, "Trends in Lake Effect Snowfall Records of the Laurentian Great Lakes," Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, (October 1, 2010).
  • Oral Presentation
    Johnson, J. (Presenter), Annual Meeting, "Using Student Learning to Improve Tornado Readiness," National Council for Geographic Education, San Juan, PR, (2009).