Edric Johnson Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Winther 3047
  • Phone: (262) 472-5798
  • Email: johnsoec@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Curriculum and Instruction
Edric Johnson

Professor Johnson earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University-Columbus. He teaches social studies methods, drama and theatre in education, and graduate courses in critical pedagogy.


Johnson, E.C., Liu, K, & Goble, K. (In Press). Mantle of the expert: Integrating visual arts and dramatic inquiry in social studies. The Social Studies.

Johnson, E.C. (2014). Providing the opportunity: Preparing elementary teachers for drama and theatre. Incite/Insight. Retrieved May 28, 2014, from American Alliance for Theatre and Education website: http://incite-insight.org/2014/05/28/providing-the-opportunity-preparing-elementary-teachers-for-drama-and-theatre/

Johnson, E.C. (2014). Raising the awareness: A theoretical article on critical literacy in the social studies classroom. Southern Social Studies Journal. 40(1). 11-13

Johnson, E.C., Kang, H., & Katz, L. (2012). What is a cultural memoir? An action research study of future teachers’ understandings of themselves as cultural persons.  In M. G. Hickey and B. Lanahan (Eds.), Even the janitor is white: Educating for cultural diversity in small colleges and universities (pp. 49-60). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Johnson, E.C. (2012). A doctoral student’s perspective creating a cultural memoir while co-teaching.  In M. Johnston-Parsons, Dialogue and difference in a teacher education program: A 16-year sociocultural study of a professional development school (pp. 145-147). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

Barnes, M.K., Johnson, E.C., and Neff, L. (2010). Learning through process drama in the first grade. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 22(4). 19-24.

Johnson, E.C. (2010). Oral histories in education. In E. Heilman, E. (Ed.), Social studies and diversity teacher education: What we do and why. New York. Routledge.   

Johnson, E.C. (2009). When a student does not want to be in school: A reading of Paulo Freire through family alcoholism discourse. Qualitative Inquiry, 15(7) 1287-1289.

Hartwick, J.M.M. and Johnson, E.C. (2008). Transformative multiculturalism and the supervision of social studies student teachers: A critical look at one university supervisor's approach. Social Studies Research and Practice, 3(3). 26-38.

Johnson, E.C. (2007). Seeking Freire's theory on critical consciousness: A look at one preservice teacher's field experience. Curriculum and Teaching, 22(2). 89-97.

Johnson, E.C. (2007). Critical literacy and the social studies methods course: How pre-service social studies teachers learn and teach for critical literacy. Social Studies Research and Practice, 2(2), 145-168.

Johnson, E.C. (2007). Involving preservice teachers in collecting and performing oral stories. The Social Studies, 98(5), 197-199.