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Delayne Y. Johnson, PhD

delayne johnson

Associate Professor
ETV 114
dejohnson [at] desu.edu


PhD. Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: Mathematics Education, University of Delaware (2009)

M.A. Education, University of Delaware (2005)

M.S. Mathematics Education, Towson University (2001)

B.S. Mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County (1997)

Post-Graduate Certificate, Academic Leadership, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2016)

Research Interests/Area

As a Mathematics Educator, my research interests focus on exploring teaching practices that promote mathematics learning for all students, with emphasis on making mathematics accessible to students who have been historically underserved in mathematics. In my research I also examine issues of culture and power in mathematics teaching and learning, with particular attention to the intersections of mathematics learning and socialization, identity construction, race and equity.

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
  • National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)


Publications and Presentations (selected)

  • Johnson, D. (2022, April). Developing Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions of Computational Thinking in a Mathematics Content Course in Preparing Computationally Literate Teacher Educators: A Professional Development Approach Symposium, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
  • Johnson, D. (2020, June) Mathematics Teacher Identity: The Case of a Black Male Preservice Teacher. Journal of African American Males in Education.
  • Johnson, D. and Tanzy, M. (2017) Problem-solving in Mathematics Class Before Instruction. Engaging Learners in the 21st Century Conference, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, New Jersey.
  • Johnson, D. (2015, April) Examining the Mathematics Identities of African American Male Pre-service Teachers, National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Green, S., Phelps, C., Beyers, J., Johnson, D., Siemanski, E. (2011). Developing prospective elementary teachers’ abilities to identify evidence of students’ mathematical achievement. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 14(1), 67-87.



Recent Courses Taught:


  • MTSC 403 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • MTSC 205 Math for Teachers III
  • MTSC 203 College Geometry
  • MTSC 121 College Algebra
  • MTSC 114 Mathematics for Teachers of Young Children
  • MTSC 110 College Algebra A
  • MTSC 106/202 Math for Teachers II
  • MTSC 105/201 Math for Teachers I

Additional Information

  • Program Coordinator, BS in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • President, Delaware Association of Colleges for Teacher Education