Dr. James E. Johnson
Professor of Education and Program Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at the Pennsylvania State University, Adjunct Professor at The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre
Dr. James Johnson is a Professor in Education (Early Childhood Education) and the Program Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre of Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Life-Span Developmental Psychology and completed a two-year postdoctoral training at ETS in Princeton.
He is a former assistant professor in Child and Family Studies in the School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Johnson has served on the editorial board of Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology and acted as the Series Editor of Play & Cultural Studies and the Lead Co-Editor of Handbook of the Study of Play (2015). He is also the Co-Principal Investigator on research grants funded by Foundation for Child Development and National Institute of Health.
Dr. Johnson’s research interests include play and play pedagogy in early education as well as parent-child relations and cultural diversity.