Marcus W. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University. He completed his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. in political science and M.Ed. in school counseling from Texas Christian University (TCU). Before pursuing graduate degrees, he worked as a public elementary school teacher and congressional liaison. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include the sociocultural experiences of elementary students, teacher education, and social studies education.
Dr. Johnson is the author of B through Y: The Underdog’s Process of Seizing Opportunity, Control, and Respect. This book emphasizes the process of ascension, examing individuals, companies, sports teams and nations who reached ultimate success, yet were considered underdogs. He also has multiple publications in journals such as, Theory & Research in Social Education, Urban Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and more. He has taught, presented, and spoken to multiple audiences nationally and internationally, including helping lead two study-aboard courses in Cape Town, South Africa. His mission remains to blend academic research with the often-disregarded informal experiences, narratives, and knowledge of marginalized individuals and communities.
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