Angela Johnson, PhD

Research Scientist

Researcher Bio

Angela Johnson specializes in experimental, quasi-experimental, and mixed methods research designs. Her research focuses on identifying and reducing inequality. Much of her work is done in partnership with schools and districts, with an aim to produce findings that immediately inform practice and policy. Her ongoing projects examine academic opportunities and achievement growth for students with diverse needs, such as English Learners and students eligible for Special Education services. Before embarking on a full-time research career, she was a teacher for many years. She taught English as a second language in the US and abroad for a decade. More recently, she taught a variety of graduate-level courses on economics of education and quantitative research methods.

Dr. Johnson holds a PhD in economics of education from Stanford University and master’s degrees in economics and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from the University of Southern California.