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Dr. Leona Johnson

-Assistant Professor

Leona M. Johnson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hampton University. Dr. Johnson received her PhD in Educational Psychology from Howard University, with a subspecialty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Since 2004, Dr. Johnson has been an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hampton University, where she teaches Methods of Behavioral Research, Senior Seminar in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, African American Psychology, and Cognition and Learning. Previously, Dr. Johnson worked in various positions in Corporate America at the IBM Corporation, Loral Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Dr. Johnson is the recipient of many awards including the National Women of Color Award for Affirmative Action. She has presented and been a panelist at many national conferences, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS). Her publications include "What we know about Culture and Learning" (Co-Author) and a book chapter on "Psychological Perspectives: Bridging the Gap In Social Issues" in "Essays in Response to Bill Cosby’s Comments about African American Failure." She has also published articles in Howard University’s Journal of Negro Education and the NAAAS Monogram.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Johnson is actively involved in research on learning preferences and the classroom climate, culture and learning, teaching and learning styles, and issues pertaining to the African American family. Dr. Johnson mentors undergraduate students as a research advisor at Hampton University and mentors local high school students in research as well.

Dr. Johnson received a BA in modern foreign languages from Jackson State University, an MBA from Strayer University, a master’s degree in educational psychology at Howard University, and a PhD in educational psychology at Howard University. She firmly believes that "to whom much is given, much is required." 

Contact Info:
Email: leona.johnson@hamptonu.edu
Phone: 757-727-5370
Office Location: MLK 242