Eugene "Gene" Johnson
School of Education
Bristol Campus: Kline 221
Gene Johnson is a lover of the natural beauty of our world, engaging in hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and photography in many outdoor venues. He has been a middle school teacher, elementary school principal, high school principal and assistant superintendent in several K-12 school systems in Tennessee and New York, and has taught as an adjunct faculty member at East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University before coming to King. Gene and his wife, Marday, live in Kingsport and have two grown daughters ranging in age from 21 to 30.
Gene was born in Bristol and attended the Bristol Virginia Public Schools. He has conducted graduate research for three advanced degrees on the effect of caffeine on athletic performance, the leadership characteristics of principals, and the efficacy of block scheduling upon performance of exceptional students.
He teaches multiple courses in both graduate and undergraduate education programs and supervises student teachers in local schools. Most recently he has taught classes in Instructional Design, Secondary Methods, Foundations and Introduction to Education. Assignment areas of special interest are Exceptional Learners and Human Relations.
Education Specialist, Special Education 2010 University of Tennessee
Ed.D., Education Leadership 1989 East Tennessee State University
M.A., Physical Education 1983 East Tennessee State University
B.S., Health Education and Physical Education 1982 East Tennessee State University
Recent Publications and Presentations
Johnson, G. (1997, Winter). Implementation of performance contracts for principals. Tennessee Principal, 1(1), 8-9.
Johnson, G. (1991, October). Suggested readings: Thriving on chaos. [Review of the book Thriving on Chaos, by T. Peters]. Kappan East, 3(2), 5.
Johnson, G. (1991). Another view of retention and related research. Tennessee Educational Leadership, 18(1), 7-10.
He has served as a trainer for Tennessee curriculum mapping and for principal development in the TEAM administrator evaluation rubric. He has served on many accreditation teams for school and district AdvancED accreditation, having chaired or served as a consultant on more than 50 review visits. He presently serves as a member of the Tennessee State Council for AdvancED. He has authored several journal articles and made numerous presentations to local, state and national conferences.