KAREN A. JOHNSON portrait
  • Associate Professor, Education, Culture & Society
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies, School for Cultural and Social Transformation
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Professional Service

  • Palgrave Press. Role: manuscript reviewer. Invited reviewer of Book Manuscript for Palgrave, 2018. 09/01/2018 - 10/01/2018
  • History of Education Society. Role: Reviewed conference papers for the History of Education Society fall 2018 conference. History of Education Society Conference papers' reviewer. 07/01/2018 - 07/30/2018
  • University of Illinois Press. Role: Reviewer for TWO different books. Invited reviewer of Book Manuscript for University of Illinois Press, 2018 for TWO DIFFERENT BOOKS. 03/03/2018 - 04/04/2018
  • University of Notre Dame Press. Role: book manuscript reviewer. Invited reviewer of Book Manuscript for Palgrave, 2018. Invited reviewer of Book Manuscript for University of Illinois Press, 2018. Invited reviewer of Book Manuscript for University of Notre Dame, 2018. 01/02/2018 - 02/02/2018
  • History of Education Society. Role: planning committee member. History of Education Society. Role: Planning committee member. I was on the following conference planning committee for the 2018 HES Conference: History of Education Society Planning Committee Member for the 2018 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fall 2017 to present . Scholarly Service. 11/01/2017 - 11/05/2018. Hours Served: -- Global Impact (Global). 11/01/2017 - 11/05/2018
  • History of Education Society. Role: Planning committee member. I am on the following conference planning committee for the upcoming 2018 HES Conference: History of Education Society Planning Committee Member for the 2018 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fall 2017 to present . 11/01/2017 - 11/05/2018
  • American Educational Research Association. Role: Conference proposal reviewer. Conference proposal reviewer for the 2018 conference, for Divisions G, F, K and for Research Focus on Black Education SIG, and the Biography & Documentary SIG. 08/01/2017 - 08/01/2017
  • American Education Research Association. Conference proposal reviewer for Division F and SIG-- Research on Women and Education. 08/2016 - 08/2016
  • American Educational Studies Association. Conference proposal reviewer. 08/2016 - 08/2016
  • Palgrave Publications. Role: reviewer . Invited reviewer of Manuscript for Palgrave December 2014 . 12/2014 - 12/2014
  • Palgrave Macmillian Publications. Role: reviewer . Invited reviewer of Manuscript for Palgrave Macmillan December 2014 . 12/2014 - 12/2014
  • Ethnic Studies Program. African American Awareness Planning. I planned and organized the 2015th Black Awareness activity, 09/2014 - 02/2015. Department service. Hours Served: --. 09/2014 - 02/2015
  • University Level. *The University of Utah, Women’s Resource Center Ambassadors Advisory Board, 2014 to 2017. 08/2014 - 05/2016
  • University Level. UPTAC. 08/2014 - 05/2016
  • Dept of ECS. Role: committee member. University of Utah, Department of Education, Culture & Society Central Business Committee, Academic year 2013 - present . 08/2014 - 05/2016
  • Dept of ECS. University of Utah, Department of Education, Culture & Society Admission’s Committee, Academic year 2010 - present . 08/2014 - 05/2016
  • Dept of Ecs. Role: committee member. College of Education Executive Committee, Academic year 2011-2017 . 08/2014 - 08/2015
  • Review of Education Research Publication. Role: reviewer . Invited reviewer of RER Fall of 2014 . 08/2014 - 09/2014
  • American Educational Research Association. Role: manuscript reviewer. I reviewed a manuscript for Review of Educational Research. 09/2013 - 09/2013
  • University Level. Role: committee member. University of Utah, Women’s Commission Committee, 2013 to 2016. 08/2013 - 08/2016
  • University Level. Role: committee member. University of Utah, Martin Luther King Planning Committee, 2013-present. 08/2013 - 05/2015
  • University Level. Role: committee member. University of Utah, Martin Luther King Planning Committee, 2013-present. 08/2013 - 05/2015
  • American Educational Research Journal. Role: manuscript reviewer. I reviewed a manuscript for AER Journal. 08/2013 - 08/2013
  • ETHNIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT Black Awareness Month Event. Role: Event organizer & fundraiser. I organized a African American Awareness Event March 2012. I secured funds to bring in nationally and internationally known, Cultural Critic and Community Activist, Kevin Powell. 03/2012 - 03/2012
  • College of Education. Retention, Promotion, Retention Committee. 11/09/2011 - 12/09/2011
  • Ethnic Studies . Role: Chair. Retention, Promotion, Retention . 10/01/2011 - 10/20/2011
  • ST JOHN FISHER COLLEGE, NEW YORK. I was an external reviewer for a St. John Fisher's faculty member going up for tenure. 08/2010 - 09/2010

Internal Service

  • University of Utah, College of Education, Retention Promotion, and Tenure Committee Academic year 2018-present . RPT reviewer, 09/01/2018 - 11/02/2019. College service.
  • University of Utah, Martin Luther King Planning Committee, 2018-present. planning committee member, 09/01/2018 - 01/25/2019. University service.
  • University of Utah, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Vice Chair for the School’s Council Committee, Academic year 2018 - 2020. Vice Chair, 08/01/2018 - 08/01/2020. Department service.
  • University of Utah, Department of Education, Culture & Society Admission’s Committee, Academic year 2018 - present . committee member, 08/01/2018 - 03/01/2019. Department service.
  • Anti-racism task force. member, 11/01/2017 - present. University service.
  • College Executive Committee. member, 08/01/2017 - present. College service.
  • Committee member Graduate Council. committee member, 08/01/2017 - present. University service.
  • Department of Education, Culture & Society Admission’s Committee, Academic year 2017 - present . committee member, 08/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Chair of the ECS Search Committee for the Assistant Professor History of Education position. CHAIR OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, 08/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • University of Utah, Ethnic Studies Central Business Committee, Academic year 2017-present In the School for Cultural and Social Transformation . committee member, 08/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Dept of ECS Curriculum Committee. chair , 08/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Department service.
  • Martin Luther King Planning Committee. member, 12/2013 - 05/2016. University service.
  • Central Committee for ECS. member, 09/2013 - 09/2014. Department service.
  • African American Awareness Planning. I planned and organized the 2014th Black Awareness activity, 09/2013 - 02/2014. Department service.
  • Teaching Fellow Committee. I am a member of the first Teaching Fellows on campus, 12/2012 - 05/2016. University service.
  • Central Committee Ethnic Studies Program. member, 09/2012 - 09/2016. Department service.
  • Coordinator of African American Studies, a division in Ethnic Studies Program. coordinator , 09/2012 - 09/2016. Department service.
  • TAship applicants--review potential applicants for the Ethnic Studies Program. member, 09/2012 - 09/2016. Department service.
  • University Promotion & Tenure Advisory Committee. reviewer of tenure files, 09/09/2011 - 05/2014. University service.
  • University of Utah. Role: committee member. Women's Week Activity Planning Committee. Scholarly Service. 09/09/2011 - 03/22/2012. Hours Served: -- University of Utah . Role: committee member. University of . Member, 09/09/2011 - 03/2012. University service.
  • College Executive Committee. member, 09/2011 - 09/2014. College service.
  • Academic Senate Futures Committee. committee member, 12/2010 - 05/2011. University service.
  • University of Utah Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. Scholarly Service. 09/09/2010 - 09/09/2013. Hours Served: -- . Member, 09/2010 - 05/2013. University service.
  • Dept of Ed, Culture & Society, Admission's Committee. Member, 08/2010 - 05/2014. Department service.
  • College of Education RPT . Member, 08/2010 - 05/2013. College service.
  • Ethnic Studies RPT . Chair, 08/2010 - 05/2013. Department service.
  • DEPT. OF ECS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE. admission's committee member, 08/2010 - 05/2011. College service.
  • Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Committee, Academic year 2010-2011. committee member, 08/2010 - 05/2011. University service.
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RETENTION, PROMOTION, TENURE COMMITTEE. committee member, 08/2010 - 12/2010. College service.
  • Development for College of Education Action Plan---Community Engagement Committee, . 08/2010 - 12/2010. College service.
  • ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAM, RETENTION, PROMOTION & TENURE, . CHAIR OF THE RPT COMMITTEE, 08/2010 - 10/2010. Other service.

Community Partnership

  • State of Utah, Martin Luther King Commission, I have been appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Martin Luther King Commission, 2016 to 2019. 12/01/2016 - 03/01/2019
  • Utah Martin Luther King Commission. 12/2014 - 12/2018
  • Mountain View Elementary School. I am part of ongoing meetings in the community that works with Refugee, (African) parents. Scholarly Service. 09/09/2011 - present. Hours Served: -- . 09/2011 - 09/2012

Honors & Awards

  • College of Education Community Service Award for Excellence in Service. College of Education University of Utah, 04/2015
  • State of Utah, Martin Luther King Commission, I have been appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on the Martin Luther King Commission, 2014 to 2017. Utah State Governor's Office, 12/2014
  • Awarded the "Outstanding Reviewer" award by the American Educational Research Journal, Social and Institutional Analysis in 2014. 02/24/2014
  • Appointed as a "Teaching Fellow" Center of Teaching and Learning Excellent, due to the reason that I have been recognized as an excellent teacher on the University of Utah Campus. College of Teaching, Learning & Excellence, 09/2012
  • Awarded the College of Education, Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching and Contribution to Teaching. College of Education, University of Utah, 05/2008