Natasha JohnsonLecturer Clinical Instructor Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Ed.D., Georgia State University
Critical Theory, Social Justice Leadership, Educational Law, Policy, and Governance, Equity in Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Natasha Johnson is a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. She also serves as the director of the M.I.S. program in Criminal Justice Administration. A career educator since 2001, her research is focused on critical theory, equity, and social justice leadership, particularly within the K-20+ sector. Her other research areas include intersectionality, educational law, policy, and governance, and curriculum development. Dr. Johnson holds multi-state reciprocity and has previously served as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant dean, instructional leader, and curriculum developer in New York, Mississippi, and Jamaica, W.I. She currently serves as the ACJS (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) Executive Counselor for both the Restorative and Community Justice and the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship sections. She was also named a 2019 UCEA (the University Council of Educational Administration in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association (AERA)) David L. Clark scholar. A Georgia State University alumna, she earned her Doctor of Education from the College of Education and Human Development in May 2019. A CETL 2020 Faculty Teaching Fellow, Natasha’s work has been published in the Taylor & Francis Routledge Focus series, Sage, Criminal Justice Review, and USA Today.