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Education

2018 Ph.D. Educational Studies, Ball State University

2017 Certificate in Diversity Studies, Ball State University

1985 M.S. Mathematics, Algebra, Clemson University

1983 B.S. Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Courses Taught / Teaching

MATH 11000 Fundamentals of Algebra

MATH 11100 Algebra

MATH 11800 Finite Mathematics

MATH 13000 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MATH 13100 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

MATH 13200 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III

MATH 13600 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

Research

My research focuses on elementary teachers as mathematics educators. I am interested in what constitutes the specific content knowledge needed to teach mathematics in elementary schools and how that knowledge can be developed in pre-service and in-service elementary teachers. I am also interested in how attitudes that elementary teachers and their students hold toward mathematics are developed.

Publications & Professional Activities

Johnson, B. L. (2018). Math teachers who don't like math: A narrative inquiry into the mathematics experience of early childhood and elementary educators who dislike mathematics (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Ball State University, Muncie, IN. 

 

Sadaf, A., & Johnson, B. L. (2017). Teachers' beliefs about integrating digital literacy into classroom practice: An investigation based on the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Digital Literacy, 33(4), 129-137.

 

Selected Textbooks:

Bittinger, M. L., Ellenbogen, D. E., & Johnson, B. L. (2020). Prealgebra (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Beecher, J. A., & Johnson, B. L. (2019). Basic college mathematics (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Beecher, J. A., & Johnson, B.L. (2019). Introductory algebra (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Beecher, J. A., & Johnson, B. L. (2019). Intermediate algebra (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Ellenbogen, D. E., & Johnson, B. L. (2018). Elementary algebraConcepts and applications (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Ellenbogen, D. E., & Johnson, B. L. (2018). Intermediate algebraConcepts and applications (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Beecher, J. A., Penna, J. A., Johnson, B. L., & Bittinger, M. L. (2017). College algebra with intermediate algebraA blended approach. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Bittinger, M. L., Ellenbogen, D. E., & Johnson, B. L. (2017). Elementary and intermediate algebraGraphs and models (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (HAMTE)

Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM)

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)

Indiana Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (InMATYC)

Honors, Awards and Grants

Favorite Professor Recognition, IUPUI Athletics Department, 2011

21 Club recognition for being identified by one or more freshmen for having "made a difference in their success at IUPUI," IUPUI, 2008

Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship, Clemson University, 1983