Carla C Johnson
It was work as a sports editor at a small newspaper that pushed Carla C. Johnson toward her passion in education and her work with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) learning at Purdue. Johnson started work as a professor of science education at Purdue College in 2013. She now works as associate dean for research, engagement and global partnerships, involved in overseeing grants and research awards, developing partnerships with schools and promoting globalisation activities. She has taken part in a number of projects, including lead researcher for the Department of Defense AEOP portfolio with $185 million in STEM programs and serving as editor of the book, STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education.