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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson Joshua Johnson Education Assistant Professor Email: joshua.johnson@wlc.edu Phone: 414.443.8978

Joshua Johnson


  • 2000 - Martin Luther College - B.S. Education (K-12 Mathematics) 
  • 2013 - Wisconsin Lutheran College - M.A. Education (Instructional Technology)


I grew up in Oswego, Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago near Aurora. I attended Martin Luther Preparatory School before enrolling at Martin Luther College. Upon graduating I was assigned to teach 6th grade at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Citrus Heights, California. I served there for five years with my wife, Jennifer (nee Neuman), before accepting a call to Nebraska Lutheran High School. At NELHS I was privileged to teach in a variety of subjects including Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, American History, Senior Religion, Journalism, Digital Media, and Computer Applications. I also served as the IT director and registrar while coaching women’s basketball along with men’s and women’s soccer. I accepted the position as the director of academic technology and assistant professor of education at WLC in 2015 and enjoy working with faculty and students to improve their understanding and use of technology in their teaching, learning, and personal lives.


  • EDU 222 Instructional Technology
  • EDU 328 Teaching Mathematics
  • EDU 357 Collaborative and Assistive Technologies
  • EDU 652 Foundations of Blended Learning
  • EDU 653 Emerging Instructional Technologies
  • EDU 655 Designing and Assessing the Learning Environment
  • EDU 658 Transforming Education with Google Applications
  • EDU 693 MAED Capstone Mentor
  • MAT 116 Survey of Contemporary Mathematics
  • MAT 117 Elementary Statistics
  • BUS 201 Business Analytics

Research Interests

My current interest is centered on the establishment and use of Personal Learning Networks as a means to enable life-long learning for all individuals. I’m also intrigued by the concept of social learning as well as and the ideas surrounding “New Literacies” which combine our traditional understanding of literacy with the technological tools that we come into contact with on a daily basis.

Scholarly Works

  • Master’s Thesis: Learning 2.0: An Action Research Study in Improving New Literacy by Embracing Personal Learning Networks Utilizing Web 2.0 (2013)
  • Presentation: Building up the Church through Vocation and Avocation (Presented to the Nebraska District Pastor-Teacher-Delegate Southern Conference. January, 2007)


  • Director of Academic Technology at WLC
  • Manage the Instructional Design Center at WLC
  • Board of Directors: Area Lutheran High School Online (ALHSO)
  • Public Speaking and Professional Development for Schools in the Greater Milwaukee Area

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)
  • Certified Google for Education Trainer
  • Certified Google Educator (Level 2)