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Dr. Rebecca Johnston

Title: Associate Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Associate Professor of Music
Phone: 706-867-3011

Office: Downtown Office Building, 305A, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Education research, curriculum design and assessment, music psychology, teaching and learning pedagogies, faculty development


Rebecca Johnston is Associate Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of North Georgia, where she helps to administer a team of center directors and associated fellows who provide faculty development programming to the university at large, across five campus locations. In her role, she oversees the management of leadership and teaching awards, conducts assessment of faculty programs, develops and presents programming on a wide range of pedagogy topics, and provides leadership in carrying out the CTLL strategic plan.

Dr. Johnston holds the Ph.D. in music education from the University of South Carolina, the M.M. in music education from the University of South Carolina, and the B.M. in music education from Georgia State University. She additionally holds early childhood music certification from GIML (The Gordon Institute of Music Learning).

Her fields of scholarly expertise are affective response to music, quantitative human studies research, and teaching and learning pedagogies, and her work is published by the international journal Psychology of Music. Other scholarly activities include authoring or coauthoring book chapters, creating textbook assessments, authoring or co-authoring grant awards, and presentation of workshops and interest sessions at state and national conferences across the US.

CTLL is a unit of Academic Affairs under the Office of Research and Engagement.


  • Ph.D., Music Education, University of South Carolina, 2009
  • M.M.E., Master of Music Education, University of South Carolina, 2005
  • B.M.E., Bachelor of Music Education, Georgia State University, 2000

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