Lorie M. Johnson

Associate Professor

       Lorie M. Johnson


Lorie Johnson, Ph.D, is an associate professor in Elementary Education and the Director of Continuous Improvement and Accreditation in the College of Education and Human Sciences. She earned a Ph.D in Reading Education from Auburn University and currently serves as the State Coordinator for the International Literacy Association and on the board of the Alabama Literacy Association. She has experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and literacy coach and prior experience as an award-winning journalist. She is active in the community, serving on several local boards.

Research Interests

  • Literacy, STEAM, Assessment


  •   Reading Education (PhD)
    Auburn University
  •   Reading Education (MEd)
    Auburn University
  •   Early Childhood Education (BS)
    Auburn University
  •   Corporate Journalism (BA)
    Auburn University

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Lorie M. Johnson. 2018. STEAMing Ahead: How One ILA Chapter Used Community Partnerships to Create Powerful STEAM Events.
  • Lorie M. Johnson. 2017. A lexical safari: Hunting for Words in the Early Childhood Classroom.
  • Lorie M. Johnson. 2017. Can I Just Read Now? Creative Ways to Integrate Reading Across the Curriculum.
  • Lorie M. Johnson. 2017. Unprepared: Are Educator Preparation Programs Effectively Training Pre-service Teachers to Teach English Language Learners?
  • Lorie M. Johnson. 2013. Examining Irregular Word Learning: Do Readers Use Phonological Recoding and Crosschecking to Read Irregular Words?