Eric Johnson’s research focus is on ethnographic approaches to language-minority education programs and language policies in public schools. His interests include language policy and planning, the application of policy as practice, immigrant communities, and bilingual education.
Dr. Johnson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to bilingual education and English as a second language, including the theoretical foundations of bilingual and ESL education, methods and materials for bilingual/ESL education, and a seminar in language, literacy and culture.
- Johnson, E.J. (2011). Arbitrating repression: Language policy and education in Arizona. Language and Education, 1-24, iFirst
Article, DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2011.615936
- Johnson, E.J. (2011). (Re)producing linguistic hierarchies in the United States: Language ideologies of function and
form in public schools. International Journal of Linguistics, 3(1), E12.
- Johnson, E.J. (2011). Peerlingual education: A socioeducational reaction to structured English immersion. Journal of Latinos
and Education, 10(2), 127-145.
- Johnson, E.J. (2009). (Re)defining freedom of speech: Language policy, education, and linguistic rights in the United
States. Journal of Applied Language Studies, 3(1), 2-23.
- Johnson, E.J., & Brandt, E.A. (2009). Targeting diversity: A critical description of language policy and public
education in the United States. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 21, 59-68.
- Haenn, N., & Johnson, E.J. (2009). The teaching road map: A pocket guide for high school and college teachers. Lanham,
MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
- Co-PI: Bio-energy: A catalyst for Science Literacy, National Science Foundation, Amount: $3,145,673.
PI: Dr. Judy Morrison, WSU Tri-Cities.
- 2010 Co-PI: Washington State University New Faculty Seed Grant Program, co-investigator: Dr. David C.
Johnson, Amount: $25,000.2011 Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching Award, Washington State University College of Education.
- 2010 Presidential Early Career Fellowship, Council on Anthropology & Education. Mentorship program to
promote scholarly development and professional collaboration. Assigned mentors:
- 2011-present: Member, Committee for Human Rights, American Anthropological Association
- 2009-present: Member, Committee on Multicultural and Multilingual Education, Council on Anthropology & Education
- Ph.D. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2008
- M.A. Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2003
- M.Ed. Secondary Education, Northern Arizona University, 2000
- B.A. Anthropology and Spanish, Western Washington University, 1997