Jason Johnson

Associate Professor - Mathematics and Statistics Department

Brief Biographical Bits

Dr. Jason is from Buffalo, New York (USA). He has experience teaching mathematics at the elementary, middle grades, and secondary levels in Orlando, Florida (USA). After completing his doctorate, he was a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University (USA) (where he was promoted to Associate Professor and tenured). Dr. Jason joined Zayed University in Fall 2011.


  • AA - Manatee Community College, Mathematics
  • BS  - University of Central Florida, Mathematics Education (secondary), minor Mathematics
  • MS  - Nova Southeastern University, Mathematics Education
  • PhD  - Florida State University, Mathematics Education

Teaching Areas

Dr. Jason currently teaches mathematics for both general education and middle grades mathematics education program.

Research Areas

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
  • Prospective Teacher Knowledge of Mathematics
  • Curriculum and Assessment Standards in Mathematics

Selected Scholarly Activities

Johnson, J.D. (in review). Ethnomathematics: Lessons learned from a Florida teacher teaching In The Republic of the Maldives. Dimensions in Mathematics.

Johnson, J.D. (in review). A topic revisited: An ethnomathematics approach to the word problem! Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School.

Johnson, J. D. (2011). Social Justice Lessons & Mathematics. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 17, 174 – 178.

Johnson, J. & Walker, M. (2011). Trigonometry students' knowing when to use hand-held CAS technology to make sense of mathematics. Journal of Mathematical Sciences & Mathematics Education, 6, 17 – 34.

Mary, E. C., Klerlein, J. T., & Johnson, J. D. (2010). Developing mathematics content knowledge along new paths: Shifting from student to teacher. New England Mathematics Journal, 42, 3140.   

Johnson, J. (2010). Prospective middle grades mathematics teachers using hand-held CAS to create rich mathematical task. Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, 5, 42 – 54.

Johnson, J. D. & Chappell, M. F. (2009). Mentoring mindsets for the mathematics teacher. In G. Zimmermann, P. Guinee, L.M. Fulmore, & E. Murray (Eds.), Empowering the Mentor of the Beginning Mathematics Teacher. (pp. 20 – 21). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


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