PhD in Public Policy

Amy Johnson Ph.D.

Instructor, and Co-Director - Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI), Assistant Director - CEPARE
Amy Johnson

Office Location

Rm 103, 140 School Street, Gorham



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of Southern Maine
  • M.S.Ed., Duquesne University
  • B.S. Chemistry, State University of NY at Buffalo


Amy's work focuses on state-level applied research to inform education policymaking. She oversees a variety of research projects conducted for the Maine legislature's Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs and for the Department of Education. The work spans a preK - 20 continuum, with particular and ongoing emphasis on public school funding, educator preparation and development, career and college readiness, instructional technology, and accountability. She also has extensive background in STEM education program evaluation. She completed her Ph.D. in 2015 with a dissertation exploring metrics for teacher preparation program quality and accountability. 

Areas of Expertise

See Amy Johnson's Publications at MEPRI and Digital Commons