Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson

Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Harvard Ed Portal
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Susan supervises Life Science Outreach programs that serve a dual purpose: they advance high school biology education and provide University graduate students with opportunities to try educational ideas and develop professional communication skills.  

In her role at the Bok Center, Susan connects undergraduates, graduate students and faculty with K-12 audiences through diverse programs and enjoys watching the personal and professional transformations that occur as a result of these interactions.

A career STEM educator, Susan is an experienced high school biology teacher and an elementary and middle school environmental, outdoor and health educator. Prior to teaching, she worked on science documentary television shows for National Geographic, NOVA and Scientific American Frontiers, earning a science communication award from Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.  Susan is a watercolor artist committed to incorporating art into education.

She holds a Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA State Licensure in secondary school biology and received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Contact Information

125 Mt. Auburn St. 322 Cambridge, MA 02318
p: 617-496-1480