Dr. Ken Johnson

Dr. Ken Johnson

Professor

I'm passionate about helping both learners and clients realize their potential.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D.

    - Union Graduate School

  • M.S.

    - Alabama State University

  • B.S.

    - Alabama State University

"I feel that 'telling is not teaching,' and that learners are not vessels to be filled, but 'fires to be lit.'"

My Unique Approach to Education

I strongly endorse the Social Constructivist approach to teaching and learning. This model emphasizes the importance of the learner being actively involved in the learning process. Unlike previous educational viewpoints where the responsibility rested with the instructor to teach and where the learner played a passive, receptive role. In my view, constructivist teaching fosters critical thinking, and creates motivation and independent learners. In summing up my philosophical approach to education, I feel that “telling is not teaching,” and that learners are not vessels to be filled, but fires to be lit.

Biography

Dr. Ken Johnson is a veteran professor of Counseling and Human Behavior and Development at Amberton University, teaching both required courses and electives since 1989. As coordinator for the Master of Arts in Counseling Degree Program since 1991, he has been instrumental in its success. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Sociology, and Master of Science Degree in Counseling (M.S.) from Alabama State University and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from Union Graduate School. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas. Dr. Johnson is an approved LPC supervisor (LPC-S), and currently has several LPC interns under his supervision.

Dr. Johnson is a trained mediator, and has experience in conducting family mediation, custody evaluations, and adoption studies for the Dallas County Family Courts. In addition to working with the Family Courts, he has worked in the juvenile and adult courts as a probation officer, family counselor, and administrator. Dr. Johnson also has worked as a Psychologist for the Dallas Public Schools, conducting psychological evaluations, and providing individual, group, and family counseling. He has also worked as a Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Counselor, and Clinical Director of Therapy for a private hospital. Dr. Johnson has also worked in Private Practice for several years, and recently started a part-time private practice in the Lewisville area.