Dr. Johnson received her Master of Arts degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1997. She previously graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Mississippi University for Women, and later earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2006. She serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Fitness Studies Concentration and Health Studies Minor at Louisiana State University. She served Iberia and Point Coupee Parish schools for 10 years, teaching health, physical education and social studies.
Dr. Johnson has published 13 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has 22 national and international presentations to her credit. Her thesis project, "Effects of estrogen replacement therapy on DHEA, DHEAS, and cortisol responses to exercise in women," was published in the prestigious journal, Fertility and Sterility. It was an important study that is consistently cited and earmarked for review in the Yearbook of Sports Medicine.
She holds membership in various state and national professional organizations, including the American Association for Health Education, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.