- Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
- Senior Associate Dean, Research and Policy
- Director, Institute on Community Integration
David’s research interests include studies on the post-school outcomes on youth with disabilities, access and participation of young adults with disabilities in postsecondary education programs, studies on systems change and program improvement, cost-benefit analysis, and other policy-related research. David also routinely serves as a consultant to several national, regional, and state organizations, including the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Labor, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education Programs, and more. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals in special education and disability policy.
Also a graduate of the University of Minnesota, David earned his Ph.D. in special education policy and administration.
Articles by David Johnson, Ph.D.
Since the 1990s, CEHD’s Check & Connect model has helped marginalized, disengaged students engage with school and learning. Our basic premise arose from the University of Minnesota’s research on resilience […]
For the past four decades, I have, along with many others, worked to make changes to special education programs and services, focusing on creating better outcomes for students with disabilities. […]
For young adults with disabilities finding employment to achieve financial independence following high school completion is one of the highest priorities within Minnesota and nationwide. One significant way states can […]