Dr. Johnson is a cognitive psychologist with a background in cognitive neuroscience. She has been teaching courses related to biological and cognitive psychology for ten years. Currently, Dr. Johnson is investigating the neural components of episodic memory, as well as the complexity of face perception across race and gender. In addition, she also examines motivation in online, blended, and traditional learning modalities for both students and faculty using best practice models.
2013-Present: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Houston-Downtown
2007-2013: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Houston-Downtown
2007: Lecturer, Rice University
2006: Adjunct, University of Houston-Clear Lake
2005-2006: Instructor of Record, Rice University
Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors:
Johnson, R., Stewart, C., & Bachman, C. (2013). What drives students to complete online courses? What drives faculty to teach online? Validating a measure of motivation orientation in university students and faculty. Interactive Learning Environments.
Babb, S., Stewart, C., & Johnson, R. (2013). Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education to Blended Learning Environments. In L. Kyei-Blankson & E. Ntuli. (Eds.), Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments (pp. 192-212). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Babb, S.J. & Johnson, R.M. (2010|2011). Object, spatial, and temporal memory: A behavioral analysis of visual scenes using a what, where, and when paradigm. Current Psychology Letters: Behaviour, Brain, & Cognition, 26(2).
Johnson, R.M, Burton, P., & Ro, T. (2006). Visually induced feelings of touch. Brain Research, 1073-1074, 398-406.