Johnson, Heather

Heather Johnson

Professor of Mathematics Education
  • School of Education & Human Development


Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

Opportunities matter when it comes to mathematics. Johnson designs digital math tasks to help students learn how graphs work, interacts with students to investigate and measure their quantitative and covariational reasoning, and studies how students’ reasoning can impact their attitudes toward math and their course performance.

Prior to becoming a CU Denver faculty member, Johnson spent 13 years as a high school classroom teacher, and she is committed to synergizing research and practice. Johnson engages in ongoing research projects, seeking and securing funding to support those efforts. In addition, Johnson serves in a number of editorial capacities.

Johnson’s hobbies include enjoying the Colorado outdoors, furthering her yoga practice, gardening in the backyard, and solving daily crossword puzzles.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematics Education
  • Task Design
  • Student Learning
  • Reasoning
  • Technology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • B.S., Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., Teaching and Curriculum, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University