Eric L. Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Associate, School Turnaround, provides technical assistance designed to support systemic school improvement efforts. He previously served as Chief of Research Publications for the United States Air Force Academy and as Director of The Urban Education Program in the School of Education at Drake University. Dr. Johnson served Columbus Public Schools for nine years in the capacities of middle and high school teacher, curriculum coordinator, and professional development facilitator. As an assistant professor and adjunct faculty member, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in educational policy and leadership. His areas of expertise include curriculum development, culturally relevant pedagogy, urban education, and global and multicultural education. Dr. Johnson has traveled extensively, examining educational policy and practice across international boundaries. He has facilitated national and international workshops on a variety of topics including using difference as an organizational asset, professional learning communities, and data driven decision making. In addition, he has authored three inspirational books: Beyond Self Help: A Journey to be Better, 10 Deadly Aspects of Pride, and Livin’ in the Shade: Implications of Father and Son Relationships Explored.