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Dr. Yvonne Gooden Johnson
Yvonne Gooden Johnson

EducationAssistant Professor, Department of EducationDr. Turner Hall D-Wing 251 803-516-4921 803-347-2948

Yvonne Gooden Johnson

Dr. Yvonne Johnson is an assistant professor of education at South Carolina State University. She also serves as a university supervisor in the Department of Education and a counselor/mentor for the MATTE/Bridge Program,


  • Bachelor of Science, 1979, SCSU
  • Master's of Education, 1981, SCSU
  • Education Specialist, 2003, SCSU
  • Doctor of Education, 2007, SCSU


Dr. Johnson has been at South Carolina State University since 2015. She retired from the public schools in Orangeburg County after 33 years of educational service as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and principal.

Research Interests

The Effects of School Climate on Academics. Performance in Selected Elementary. Schools in South Carolina.


ED 206: Foundations of Education, ECE200: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, ECE 317:Language Development for the Young Child,  ECE 313: The Child and the Curriculum, University 101, 350: Early Childhood Seminar.

More About Dr. Yvonne Gooden Johnson

"I’m a big traveler. I love exploring new places and cultures. I’ve been to about five countries, and I’m always looking for new ways to see the world. An activity that I am very strongly involved in is volunteering. I try to volunteer several times every month. I find it is a great way to give back and have community involvement. It helps me to grow my inner self and avoid becoming self-focused. I enjoy meeting different people, not just other volunteers, but I also hear the stories of the people we help."