|Title:||Assistant Professor - Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies|
|Office:||Losee Center (LC) 405D|
Benjamin A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies
Utah Valley University
Ph.D. Education: Policy and Leadership, The Ohio State University, 2013
Educational Psychology and Philosophy with emphasis in Higher Education
Dissertation: ‚ÄúFundraising and Endowment Building at a Land Grant University During the Critical Period, 1910-1940: The Failure of Ohio State‚ÄĚ (Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Finalist, 2012-2013) Committee: Bruce A. Kimball, Bryan R. Warnick, Ann Allen, and Robert F. Lawson
M.A. Education, The Ohio State University, 2010
Foundations, Leadership, and Policy of Education
M.A. History, Brigham Young University, 2007
Thesis: ‚ÄúCount Egmont's Attempt to Mediate King Philip II's Arbitrary Rule: Precursor to the Dutch Revolt‚ÄĚ (carried out research in French and Dutch during two summers in Belgium and Holland) Advisor: Donald J. Harreld
Minor: Computers and the Humanities, 2004
CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Assistant Professor, Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies (SLSS), Utah Valley University 8/2013 to Present
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
‚ÄúUnderstanding Digital Distractions to Improve Teaching and Learning,‚ÄĚ Benjamin A. Johnson and Stephanie L. Shaulskiy, Comparative & International Higher Education 5, no. 1 (2013): 1-4.
‚ÄúThe Inception of the Meaning and Significance of Endowment in American Higher Education, 1890-1930,‚ÄĚ Bruce A. Kimball and Benjamin A. Johnson, Teachers College Record 114, no. 10 (2012): http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16669
‚ÄúNurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty-Student Mentoring Experience,‚ÄĚ Benjamin A. Johnson and Donald J. Harreld, Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 20, no. 3 (August 2012): 361-378.
‚ÄúThe Beginning of ‚ÄėFree Money‚Äô Ideology in American Universities: Charles W. Eliot at Harvard, 1869-1909,‚ÄĚ Bruce A. Kimball and Benjamin A. Johnson, History of Education Quarterly 52, no. 2 (May 2012): 222-250.
‚ÄúThe Ethics of Corporatization: Competing Visions for University Leadership,‚ÄĚ Benjamin A. Johnson, Philosophical Studies in Education 41 (2010): 95-105.
‚ÄúSustaining Higher Learning: Endowment Building and Financing Higher Education,‚ÄĚ Benjamin A. Johnson, Comparative & International Higher Education 2, no. 2 (2010): 33-36.
‚ÄúTragedy and the Meaning of School Shootings,‚ÄĚ Bryan R. Warnick, Benjamin A. Johnson,
and Samuel Rocha, Educational Theory
60, no. 3 (June 2010): 371-390.
Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005: Documenting the National Discourse
by Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender, Journal
of Higher Education 82, no. 1 (January/February 2011): 114-117.
(Benjamin A. Johnson and Bruce A. Kimball)
After the Harkness Gift: A History of Phillips Exeter Academy Since 1930 by Julia Heskel and Davis Dyer, History of Education Quarterly 50, no. 4 (November 2010): 562-564. (Benjamin A. Johnson)
The Standardization of American Schooling: Linking Secondary and Higher Education, 1870-1910 by Marc A. VanOverbeke, Education Review (8 May 2010): http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev915.pdf. (Benjamin A. Johnson)
SELECT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
Pays: The Dead Hand Debate and the Financing of Higher Education.‚ÄĚ Paper Presented
at the History of Education Society (HES) in Chicago, November 2011. (peer
Fundraising in the 1920s and 1930s: Endowment Building at Ohio State
University, the University of Michigan, and Harvard University.‚ÄĚ Paper presented
in the Matters of Money session at
the History of Education Society (HES) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November
2010. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúPermanently Tainted? The Acceptance of Ill-Begotten and Restricted Funds in Education.‚ÄĚ Paper presented at the Graduate Student Conference on Philosophy and Education (GSCOPE), Columbus, Ohio, October, 2010. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúTurning Points in Endowment Building: Comparing Ohio State University, University of Michigan, and Harvard University.‚ÄĚ Paper presented in International Engagement in Education: The Role of Universities, Governments, and Philanthropy session (also chaired) at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in Chicago, March 2010. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúJohn Dewey and Contemporary Politics: Scholarly Work Outside the Classroom.‚ÄĚ Paper presented in Recognition of the 150th Anniversary of John Dewey‚Äôs Birth session at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2009. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúConceptualizing and Managing Assessment in Academic Support Services,‚ÄĚ Presentation with Lauren Hensley, Samuel Rowe, and Stephanie Levitt at the 2013 Student Affairs Assessment & Research Conference in the Academic Support Services Session, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 2013. (peer reviewed)
"Digital Distractions: Exploring Benefits and Detriments of Technology for Teaching and Learning," Presentation for Educational Session, Improving Student Experience, with Stephanie Levitt for Ohio Educational Technology Conference (eTech Ohio), Columbus, Ohio, February 2013. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúThe Ethics of Corporatization: Competing Visions of Leadership in Higher Education.‚ÄĚ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) in Dayton, Ohio, September 2009. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúQualitative Research and the Reassessment of a National Hero: A Major Dilemma for Educational Policy.‚ÄĚ Paper presented at the Midwest Comparative and International Education Society (MWCIES) Conference in Chicago at Loyola University, Comparative-Historical Cases of Qualitative Inquiry session, November 2007. (peer reviewed)
‚ÄúWhy and How the University of Michigan Eclipsed The Ohio State University in Building an Endowment in the Critical Period 1910 to 1940.‚ÄĚ Paper presented at the Research Roundtable, School of Educational Policy and Leadership in Columbus at The Ohio State University, March 2012.
‚ÄúWomen and Tenure in Higher Education.‚ÄĚ Paper presented at the College of Education and Human Ecology 13th Annual Diversity Forum & Graduate Student Symposium in Columbus at The Ohio State University, May 2008.
SELECT RESEARCH GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
of Education and Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Finalist, 2012-2013
H. Gordon Hullfish Memorial Scholarship, Ohio State
University, $1,900, 2011-2013
Historical Library Fellowship, University of Michigan, $1,500, October 2009
School of Educational Policy and Leadership, OSU, Travel Grants, $2,550, 2007-2013
De Lamar and Mary Jensen Graduate Fellowship in Early Modern European History, BYU, $1,000, 2005-2006
History Department Graduate Research Award (for masters thesis research in Brussels and The Hague), BYU, $1,150, July 2005
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)
Fellowship for German, Academic Year, BYU, $14,000 plus tuition, 2004-2005
Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) student grant (for independent research project in Brussels), BYU, $1,500, 2004
research team funded by ORCA faculty assisted Mentoring Environment Grant in Royal
Brussels archives, Topic: Charles V‚Äôs Hundredth Penny Tax Project, BYU, $3,300 (lodging,
transportation, and board), May 2004
Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), Beta Iota Chapter Delegate in New Orleans, Louisiana, BYU, $600, January 2004
Awarded Best PAT
Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta, $500, 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
LANGUAGES, RESIDENCIES ABROAD, AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Have studied, maintained residence, or researched in Belgium, France, Germany, Guyana, the Netherlands, and Suriname. Research languages include:
o Dutch (intermediate)
o French (intermediate)
o Some German and Sranan Tongo.
Computer competency in Microsoft Office, various
JAVA, VB, and VBA.
¬∑ American Educational Research Association (AERA)
¬∑ American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
¬∑ Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
¬∑ Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
¬∑ History of Education Society (HES)
¬∑ Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
* For a more complete curriculum vitae, click here: Benjamin Johnson curriculum vitae (CV)