Victoria Johnson

Breakout Speaker

Victoria Johnson, PhD

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Research specialist for the RESPECT Across Nebraska


Victoria serves as a research specialist for the Responsive Equitable System for Preparing Early Childhood Teachers (RESPECT) across Nebraska project— coordinating research, evaluation and implementation. Victoria earned an M.Ed. from Weber State University in 2010, with a research focus on teacher preparation and child development. In 2016-2018 she completed Montessori training for PreK-6th grade from the Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute (now part of University of Nebraska-Kearney). She earned her Ph.D. in Global Family Health and Wellbeing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022 with a research focus on global education and socioemotional development. Her research in community-based and culturally-relevant education around the world has focused on creative solutions for education that address holistic developmental growth among underserved populations.