Cheryll Crowe Johnson, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Professor & Chair - Department of Mathematics
Associate Dean of the Shaw School of Sciences

Department: Mathematics

Office: Hamann-Ray 315 F

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Biographical Information

Dr. Johnson graduated from Asbury College in 2003 with a major in secondary mathematics education. She taught high school mathematics in central Kentucky while pursuing her master’s degree in Mathematics Education and Gifted Education endorsement from Georgetown College. Johnson received her Ph.D. in Education Sciences (Mathematics) from the University of Kentucky in 2008. Before returning to Asbury University in fall 2013, Dr. Johnson was a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Kentucky University for five years.


  • Ph.D. in Education Sciences (Mathematics), University of Kentucky, 2008
  • M.A.Ed in Mathematics Education and Gifted Education endorsement, Georgetown College
  • B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education, Asbury College, 2003

Academic/Research Interests

Dr. Johnson’s research interests focus on mathematics identity, exploring how teachers’ perception and experiences in mathematics influence their teaching and identity. Cheryll serves as a principal researcher of a nationwide group of mathematics educators investigating the impact of mathematics identity in K-12 teachers. In the classroom, Johnson enjoys teaching math content courses for emerging elementary teachers and the capstone senior seminar class for mathematics majors.

Fellowships/Scholar Programs

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Women in Leadership Development Institute (WLDI)
  • Academic Leadership Academy Fellow, Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium
  • Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in Research (MPWR), National Science Foundation & Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME)
  • STaR (Scholarship, Teaching, and Research) Fellow, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
  • Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow, Mathematical Association of America (MAA)


  • Francis Asbury Society Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • Mathematical Association of America Mentoring Network Mentor, 2019-2022
  • President of the Kentucky Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2019-2021
  • Vice-Chair of the Faculty, Asbury University, 2019-2021
  • Vice-President (Colleges) for the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016-2020
  • Kentucky State Coordinator for the American Mathematics Competition, 2016-2019
  • Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Section of the Mathematics Association of America, 2016-2019

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