Professor and Head
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human & Natural Sciences
Office Location:107 Humphries Hall
Most Significant Publications:
1.Johnson, G. (2009) “Noted Educator: Life and Legacy of Ola G. Hudson.” In African American Women Contributions to the Human Sciences edited by J. Miller, D. Mitstifer, and G. G. Vaughn.
2.Johnson, G. Charting the Course, Board on Human Sciences Spring Conference, February 27-29, 2008. Partnerships and Possibilities: Establishing an 1890 alliance. Austin, Texas.
Research presentations related to the impact of intervention strategies related to nutrition, utilization of community services, housing, and intergenerational issues to improve the quality of life of rural elders at the International Federation of Home Economics Congress in Bangkok, Thailand and Ghana, West Africa; American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meetings, the American Society on Aging Annual Meeting, and the American Association for Career and Technical Education.
Teacher and coordinator of education, family and resource management, and family financial planning courses.
Awards and Honors:
•2002, Tennessee Association of Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America’s Distinguish Service Certificate for service rendered to advance the organization.
•1995, Tennessee Association for Family and Consumer Sciences’ District Award for outstanding service in the district.
•2002, Tennessee Association for Family and Consumer Sciences’ State Award for outstanding service in the state.
•2007, 1890 Council of Administrators Family and Consumer Sciences Award for instructors for the 1890 Family and Consumer Sciences Distance Instructional Alliance.
•2008, Outstanding Service Award for pioneering efforts in alliance development for the 1890 FCS-DIA
2008, National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences. Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Award for significant contributions to the profession.
•2009, Inducted into the Agriculture and Home Economics Hall of Fame, Tennessee State University
B.S. Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, Major: Home Economics Education,
M.S. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Major: Home Economics Education, Minor: Educ. Psych.
Ed.D. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Major: Vocational Educ., Minor: Educ. Administration & Supervision
6 hrs. Computer Literacy, TN State University
18 hrs Personal Financial Planning, courses, Kansas State University, (Great Plains Universities (GPIDEA)