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Michael Johnson

Teaching & Learning Consultant

Colleges and Areas

Fine Arts and Communication
Life Sciences
Student Life & Athletics
Academic Technologies


Michael C. Johnson has always had an interest in teaching and learning. Michael taught Spanish courses for three years at BYU while doing graduate work in Spanish linguistics. Later, he taught middle-school Spanish for two years in Central Oregon. He also spent over four years in corporate training as an instructional designer and trainer in the financial industry. Michael has completed a master’s degree in instructional technology (Utah State University, 2003) and a doctoral degree in instructional psychology and technology (BYU, 2009). Michael has been with the Center for Teaching & Learning since 2003 (originally the Center for Instructional Design), first as a graduate student intern and then as a full-time employee beginning in 2005.

Michael and his wife, Kari, have seven children (five daughters and two sons). He enjoys spending time with his family whenever possible.

Research Interests

  • Character development/education
  • Educational technology
  • Distance/Blended Learning
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Metacognition and effective learning strategies
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Usability and accessibility issues


  • Ph.D. Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University
  • M.S. Instructional Technology, Utah State University
  • B.A. Spanish Teaching, Brigham Young University