Sara Johnson, Ph.D.

Ms. Sarah JohnsonAssistant Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Education

Mail Box: UNA Box 5049
Office Room: 453 Science and Engineering Technology Building
Office Telephone: 256.765.4339
Degrees: Ph.D., Chemistry, Purdue University, 2017; M.S., Science Education (Emphases in Biology and Chemistry), The University of Southern Mississippi, 2010; B.S., Chemistry (Biochemistry), The University of Southern Mississippi, 2007
Classes taught: Introductory Chemistry CH 101 and 101L; Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry CH 102 and CH 102L; Biochemistry CH 441/BI 441; Advanced Biochemistry CH 442 and CH 442L

Recent publications:

  • Maroo, J. D.; Johnson, S. L., "The Use of a Representational Triplet Model as the Basis for the Evaluation of Students' Representational Competence," in Towards a Framework for Representational Competence in Science Education, Daniel K. L., Ed. Models and Modeling in Science Education, Vol 11. Springer, Cham, 2018. 247–262.

Recent presentations:

  • Johnson, S. L.; Bodner, G. M., "Examining the Research Experiences of Undergraduate Biochemistry Students: A Case Study Approach," Poster Presentation at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL, Apr 23, 2017.
  • Johnson, S. L.; Bodner, G. M., "Using Case Studies to Understand Undergraduate Research Experiences," Oral Presentation at the 253rd American Chemistry Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Apr 5, 2017; 2662586.
  • Johnson, S. L.; Bodner, G. M., "Undergraduate Research Experience: Learning to Talk the Talk," Oral Presentation at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Greeley, CO, August 3, 2016; P760.
  • Johnson, S. L.; Garratt, R. D.; Pelaez, N. J.; Anderson, T. R., "Conceptual and Visualization Difficulties with Protein Secondary Structure Revealed by Instruction with Physical Models," Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science Education, Lewiston, ME, August 4, 2015; 6.

Professional Certifications and Memberships:
American Chemical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Golden Key International Honour Society
Iota Sigma Pi
National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Phi Lambda Upsilon