Tina Johnson

Tina Johnson

Research and Writing

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Writing and Editing

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Tina Johnson's Overview

  • Lecturer or Study Group Leader at Tufts University Osher Life Long Learning Institute
  • Office Manager at Job Discovery Inc.
  • Lead Researcher and Co-Editor of the Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL) Narrative Initiativ at Tufts University Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL)
  • Graduate Student Assistant at Tufts University
  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Women’s Studies at Tufts University Women's Studies
  • Loudoun County High

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Tina Johnson's Summary

My goals right now is to find a position with growth potential that uses my research, writing and other skills!

Specialties: Research, Writing, Presentation

Tina Johnson's Experience

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months)

Design and teach courses to life long learners.
Courses Taught:
Robert Frost's Winter Poems: Online version of the Robert Frost course described below with a focus on his winter themed poetry.

Revisiting Robert Frost: His Life and Poetry with the following course description: Robert Frost is a poet much beloved in New England and is one of our great American voices. His work transcends the boundaries of poetry; even people who are unfamiliar with poetry have been introduced to his work. Sometimes, the work we think we know best is in fact misunderstood; through inculcation, a voice can be diluted. Revisiting Frost, his life and work is a surprising journey.

Reading and Understanding Poetry an introduction to poetry for Life Long Learners. (This course was taught in 2006)

In the Fall of 2011 I will be teaching a course on Virginia Woolf.

Office Manager

Job Discovery Inc.

March 2011April 2013 (2 years 2 months) Fairfax, VA

JDI is a non-profit organization that provides vocational, day support and residential support to intellectually and developmentally disabled people.
I am the office manager as well as special projects manager which includes marketing, public relations, fundraising, research and writing.
Led the redesigning the website and marketing material and logo
Team lead of the implementation team for medical software database called Credible. Specifically I was in charge of building forms on the back end of the database.
Rewrote policies and procedures manual.
Participated in the preparation of quarterly reports and annual reports.
Using Quickbooks I was responsible for accounts payable and receivable,invoicing and accounts reconciliation
Used ADP for payroll
Proficient use of all Microsoft Office Software and internet software
Assisted executive level staff

Lead Researcher and Co-Editor of the Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL) Narrative Initiativ

Tufts University Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL)

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2007December 2009 (3 years)

This narrative initiative was begun by myself and my research partner and co-editor as a way to record the lives of adult students at Tufts University in order to understand the importance of the program for adult learners or the R.E.A.L. program. During this research I wrote several grants (see grants and awards section). I supervised a research team, administrated grants, developed methods, and the work culminated in a book (see publications) a website which I helped to build and a panel at Tufts as well as a presentation at a national conference.

Researching and recording the lives of Adult students at Tufts University.
Designed methodology.
Wrote grants
Hired and supervised research assistants
Administrated grant funding
Organized panel presentation of research findings
Presented at a National Conference
Wrote and published a book

Graduate Student Assistant

Tufts University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2003August 2009 (6 years 8 months)

Working with Tisch Scholars, Active Citizenship Summers students, and Civic Engagement fund recipients in an advisory capacity, as they conducted local, national and international civic engagement work.
Administrative duties as needed in association with each program. Press releases, database
Updates, promotional writing, correspondence, and other ad hoc administrative work as needed.
Advising students conducting local, national and international active citizenship work
Often teaching a student events management skills.
Assisting in the writing of grants and other applications for funding
Helping students develop and achieve goals in line with their active citizenship work
Administrated grant funding
Helping students to develop presentations of their work
Reading and responding to the student's weekly journals.

Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Women’s Studies

Tufts University Women's Studies

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006May 2009 (3 years 5 months) Medford, MA

assist in the teaching of Introduction to Women’s Studies each spring; which involved helping direct class discussion, holding office hours, helping students with questions about course work, grading and any misc. ad-hoc administration involved in assisting the course professor. Additionally I maintained a face book page for the students in the course.
Assist in the teaching of women's studies which included much mentoring of students. I held study sessions and office hours as well as grading.

Tina Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Grant Writing
  2. Grant Management
  3. Grant Research
  4. Web Design
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Quickbooks
  7. Accounting
  8. Accounts Payable
  9. Accounts Receivable
  10. ADP Payroll
  11. Graphics
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Online Marketing
  14. Excel
  15. Public Relations
  16. Publicity
  17. Proposal Writing
  18. Fundraising
  19. Project Planning
  20. Project Implementation
  21. Project Coordination
  22. Writing
  23. Non-profits
  24. Research
  25. Grants
  26. Books
  27. Publications
  28. Poetry
  29. Conferences
  30. Blogging
  31. Editing
  32. Event Planning
  33. Teaching
  34. Social Media
  35. Report Writing
  36. Press Releases
  37. Newsletters
  38. Creative Writing
  39. Proofreading
  40. Qualitative Research
  41. Tutoring
  42. Interviewing
  43. Analysis
  44. Photoshop
  45. Community Outreach
  46. Higher Education
  47. Social Networking
  48. PowerPoint
  49. Word
  50. Facebook

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Tina Johnson's Education

Tufts University

PhD, Cognitive Developmental Psychology, Women's Studies and American Literature


Completed three years of course work towards this degree

Tufts University

MA, Cognitive Developmental Psychology


Tufts University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology; developmental psychology


Loudoun County High

High school, General


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